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American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein Reviews

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October 7, 2013
An engaging portrait of an academic whose work is both fueled and undermined by his vitriolic personality.
March 12, 2010
While this tenure-challenged Middle Eastern studies professor is hardly pleasant cinematic company, it's tough to look away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 13, 2010
Paints an empathetic picture of a passionate Palestinian apologist as a loony loudmouth whose rants deserve respect if only because virtually all of his relatives were exterminated in the Holocaust.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 12, 2010
While this may be straightforward, politically neutral, documentary filmmaking, its makers have chosen an incendiary subject who pisses most people off the moment he opens his mouth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2010
A well-balanced, important and timely documentary that's provocative and eye-opening regardless of whether or not you agree with Finkelstein's controversial arguments.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 11, 2010
A cautiously respectful documentary portrait of a political firebrand who presents himself as a beacon of moral truth in the murk of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 10, 2010
David Ridgen and Nicolas Rossier's docu on Norman Finkelstein, American Radical, promises to prove as controversial as the man himself.
February 9, 2010
"American radical" may be a misnomer for an intellectual whose life, thought, and rhetoric have been forcefully shaped by a mother whose concentration-camp experience turned her into a fiery booster for every available underdog.
February 9, 2010
Even for those likely to be sympathetic to his point of view, Norman Finkelstein can be a difficult figure to embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2010
Outstanding documentary on a modern prophet denouncing the crimes of Israel who is punished for telling the truth.
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