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

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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Hank Sartin
Time Out
November 25, 2008
Just take our advice and bring tissues. You're going to need them.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
November 20, 2008
A slick account of ancient crevices in the human psyche rendered in cutting-edge cinematic style.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2008
An undeniably shattering story, if forgivably shaky in its impassioned, therapeutic unfolding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
November 3, 2008
Dear Zachary earns its right to engage us on a primal level, but it comes on the heels of so many films that don't, movies that...prey on modern fears and inflate third-rate material to the plane of tragedy.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 31, 2008
A four-handkerchief documentary if there ever was one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 31, 2008
It is impossible not to be fired up by Kurt Kuenne's incendiary cri de coeur, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Martin Tsai
Village Voice
October 29, 2008
A true-crime story so gripping, devastating, and ultimately unforgettable that it easily trumps any thriller Hollywood has to offer this year.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 29, 2008
The facts are so awful that Dear Zachary can be forgiven much of its antsiness -- as a memorial, as a condolence to Bagby's parents (who became activists for judicial reform in their late son's honor), and as a howl of grief.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Debruge
Variety
March 5, 2008
What begins as a poignant tribute to filmmaker Kurt Kuenne's dead best friend snowballs into a gut-wrenching true-crime story.