Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists Reviews

July 11, 2020
The gregarious and blunt [Jimmy] Breslin is the clear standout, compared to the more low-key and sophisticated [Pete] Hamill.
April 17, 2019
To guys like Breslin and Pete Hamill, a dive bar was an office where you met the characters, learned the secrets. Who does that anymore?
February 14, 2019
It's really not too grand a statement about two guys who lived, breathed and emboldened the printed word.
February 9, 2019
These two epitomized what real journalism was and should be - nothing but the facts. Which is a far cry from what we see today where most journalistic pieces are speculation and based on the theory of sensationalism vs journalism.
February 2, 2019
Aside from highlighting two of the Big Apple's print journalism beacons, the film also rekindles a romance for the written word.
January 30, 2019
The strong documentary "Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists"...makes a strong case that Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill...each offered some of the best journalism of the late 20th century with work that championed the poor and voiceless.
January 30, 2019
Has the passionate, thunderous, and occasionally weepy tone of a good barroom eulogy.
January 29, 2019
It's a wonderful documentary, full of colourful stories and sharp commentary. It paints a vivid picture of newsrooms filled with vibrant characters and, mainly, it celebrates great writing.
January 28, 2019
Breslin and Hamill may preach too long, but its copious valentines are appropriately strewn with little heartbreaks.
January 28, 2019
The heart of the film resides in capturing what increasingly feels like a bygone era, when vibrant newspapers -- and the "big personalities with big opinions" they employed -- were powerfully connected to their communities.
January 25, 2019
Comes with a heavenly supply of gossip, a treasury of revered observations on life -- mainly wisecracks -- and a delectably detailed view of the larger world of print journalism in which its subjects thrived.
January 25, 2019
Though their names are in the title, the real stars of Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists are the words they wrote.