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A Man Named Pearl Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
July 15, 2008
Pic looks very much like a protracted man-of-the-week spot on a local newscast.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 15, 2008
A decidedly limited, functional aesthetic affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 13, 2008
Pearl himself is impeccable, but however merited, the film's encomiums cloy, like the short-lived TV program that reported only "good" news items.
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
July 9, 2008
Totally uplifting film about a factory worker who became America's most respected topiary artist.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 7, 2008
Go spend 77 minutes with Pearl Fryar and his garden. You'll feel better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 1, 2008
Topiary folk artist and chainsaw-wielding 'plant whisperer' Pearl Fryar seems like a wonderful man, but the directors never justify the feature-length treatment they give to a story that easily would have fit into a Sunday morning Charles Kuralt segment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
August 31, 2007
The film's hero is charismatic: modest, thoughtful, well-spoken, pointing out he achieved remarkable things because he didn't know he wasn't supposed to be able to do them.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Entertainment Weekly
July 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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