Donald Liebenson

Donald Liebenson
Donald Liebenson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Chicago Tribune

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 83% Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) There is more to this by turns hilarious, harrowing and heartbreaking documentary than what were in less woke times called "the good parts." - AARP Movies for Grownups EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2020
86% Who Is Henry Jaglom? (1995) As intimate, confrontational and, at times, maddening as Jaglom's films. It would be equally fascinating either to his rhapsodic fans or to merciless critics. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2017
2.5/4 55% When Comedy Went to School (2013) One minute it's about the comedians, the next it's about the Catskills guest experience, the next about the Jewish immigrant experience and Jewish theatre, and the next about indefatigable Jewish humor itself. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2013
2.5/4 75% André Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013) "Before and After Dinner" is not fully satisfying, but it does offer a rich portrait of the artist as an ever-seeking explorer. - EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2013
3/4 81% Kon Tiki (2013) While the wind goes out of its sails a few times along the way, this is a ravishingly photographed, old-fashioned man-against-the-elements adventure epic propelled by human-scaled heroics. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
3/4 90% Hava Nagila: The Movie (2013) A slight, but very satisfying, and at times, surprisingly moving, documentary about the inescapable Jewish anthem and wedding and bar mitzvah music staple. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
3.5/4 81% Santa vs. the Snowman (2002) The movie has an avalanche of eye-popping visual effects. - Chicago Tribune EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2002