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ZIPPER: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride Reviews

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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
August 28, 2013
More effective as a loving send-off than an insightful look at the so-called "tides of progress" that have led to Coney Island's slow decline.
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
August 5, 2013
Amy Nicholson's documentary feels warm and fuzzy about its subject, but at the same time depersonalized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jenna Scherer
Time Out
August 6, 2013
Combining footage of embattled town meetings and raucous boardwalk scenes with evenhanded interviews and visualized statistics, Zipper is a compelling argument for a populist Coney Island whose days are, alas, numbered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2013
The story isn't over by the time "Zipper" ends, but Nicholson manages to close on a nostalgic, if not quite hopeful, note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 10, 2013
A gentle, informative elegy for Coney Island which will never be the same again.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
August 8, 2013
Though not terribly nuanced, a bit muddled and lacking certain perspectives, "Zipper" drives home the fragile identity of even the city's signature locales and the alarming cultural myopia of much redevelopment ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 9, 2013
"Zipper'' tells a story of a Coney Island that is still very much a work in progress, and where there seems to be no room for small-time operators like Eddie Miranda.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 15, 2013
Entertaining and engrossing...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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