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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Reviews

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November 27, 2015
An uneven yet frequently heartbreaking documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2015
Tense, twisting crime docu is deeply disturbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2010
Know as little going in as possible. The film's tragedy predates Facebook and Twitter, but the rapid-fire way in which its memorials are edited and the scope of those offering them feels like social-network expression of grief - fast, immediate, unifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 3, 2009
A powerful home movie about real-world evil and good
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 27, 2009
Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne set out to make a memorial about his best friend, Dr. Andrew Bagby, with the intention of giving the tribute to Dr. Bagby's son, Zachary, so the boy--unborn at the time of Dr. Bagby's brutal murder, would know about the father whom h
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 26, 2009
The most ambitious work of its kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 26, 2009
Emocionalmente exaustivo. Não, mais: devastador. Profundamente devastador.
| Original Score: 5/5
December 9, 2008
After it's through, a lot will have been said about friendship, injustice, and both faith in and letdown from the legal system, along with the intriguing thought that moral fortitude provides both its own punishments and rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 8, 2008
A documentary that never should have been made, this film is maudlin tabloid journalism thrown onto the screen. All we get in the end is a cry for revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 30, 2008
Long after the credits roll one will be rendered both empty and lifted by a bewildered family's sudden forbidden journey into the abyss of emotional darkness.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
November 25, 2008
It's a brutal emotional experience.
November 25, 2008
Just take our advice and bring tissues. You're going to need them.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 25, 2008
The phrase labor of love is so often tossed about, but Kurt Kuenne's emotionally wrenching documentary is absolutely that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 20, 2008
A slick account of ancient crevices in the human psyche rendered in cutting-edge cinematic style.
November 19, 2008
The most emotionally powerful film of 2008... as deeply personal as any film you will ever see.
November 14, 2008
A sincere heartfelt documentary about life, death and murder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 14, 2008
You have no idea how much harder Dear Zachary ends up hitting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 13, 2008
One of the best films of 2008.
Full Review | Original Score: A
November 11, 2008
a documentary of wrenching pathos
| Original Score: 4/5
November 10, 2008
While it truly is a sad tale of friendship and loss, it is far more unexpected, anguished and absolutely sincere. You may see it coming, but you will feel the emotional impact that will haunt you for days.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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