The Garden Reviews

May 21, 2009
Justice and Corruption and Profit are abstractions, and film is so ill suited to deal with abstractions.
May 15, 2009
A good documentary leaves the viewer wanting more. A problematic one leaves the viewer needing more.
May 8, 2009
The Garden is an especially fatuous documentary, nominated for an Oscar this year, about a community garden in South Central LA where Latino farmers have been allowed to grow food on somebody else's land.
May 6, 2009
The Garden does a fine job of promoting the power of grassroots advocacy; in almost all other respects, however, this is nonfiction filmmaking that's nearly as dull as dirt.
October 18, 2008
It becomes clear that a more thorough, objective and serious journalistic approach was required once the story delves into the intricacies of the property's murky history.