Wretches & Jabberers Reviews

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
January 27, 2012
It's by engaging with all these extraordinary people that the film's beauty reveals itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 12, 2011
Autistics must communicate and this film shows how. Or does it? Academy Award winner Gerardine Wurzburg ("Educating Peter") will take you by surprise with this upbeat and educational film about autistics who are breaking through.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2011
Though the movie can be a bit meandering at times, Wurzberg deserves credit for keeping the focus on her subjects' humanity without being self-conscious about doing so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 7, 2011
"Wretches and Jabberers" is a moving and eye-opening testament to the desire of autistic people to be a part of the world, not apart from it -- or at least to be understood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
April 6, 2011
If it's possible to make a happy movie about people whose brain chemistry makes it difficult for them to communicate their needs and show their intelligence to others, this is it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
April 4, 2011
You want to tell the filmmakers to get on with it, and to more eloquently detail the rest of Tracy and Larry's story beyond their occupation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
April 1, 2011
Questionable treatment hurts otherwise important documentary on autism.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 1, 2011
An eye-opening and most entertaining doc about a group of autistic people who challenge old misconceptions about the disability.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 31, 2011
The film is maddeningly vague about how the two men made their initial breakthroughs, but it certainly is proof that even those who are written off as children can find a voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
March 29, 2011
More info packet than a story, the film is carefully designed for unambiguous impact.
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John Anderson
Variety
March 21, 2011
The ability to mix humor and emotion is the strong suit of this upbeat, music-saturated docu.
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