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Casting By Reviews

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
November 16, 2012
Dances around the subject of casting in movies
Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
Casting By is perhaps an esoteric film, made by a film buff for film buffs, but that's no slight against it
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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Daphne Howland
Village Voice
October 29, 2013
While Dougherty clearly had an almost eerie sense of how a particular actor might inhabit a part, this film also shows that she may have single-handedly created a filmmaking craft and then made it indispensable.
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Katie Walsh
The Playlist
June 26, 2013
This film seeks to highlight the publicly under-appreciated casting directors and to pay tribute to the one woman who evolved the position of the casting director...
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nathalie Atkinson
National Post
November 7, 2013
Donahue makes a compelling case that publicly unsung hero Dougherty (and L.A. counterpart Lynn Stalmaster) had a profound influence on the industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Campbell
Film School Rejects
August 5, 2013
All movie fans need to watch Casting By ... a brisk, breezy, enjoyable and often endearing educational experience.
Sarah Boslaugh
March 22, 2013
... a love letter to the casting industry in general, and to the pioneering casting director Marion Dougherty in particular.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 31, 2013
A look into one of the most invisible, and crucial, of cinematic disciplines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
August 7, 2013
Informative and enormously entertaining in equal measure, Casting By throws a warm, deserving spotlight on casting directors, charting the overlooked profession's inception and growth.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail
July 19, 2013
Something of an elegy for a lost era, when talent, even at its rawest, stood far above prettiness as the primary reason for getting the part.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2013
Proves a vivid reminder of the hand-in-glove importance of right actor/right role - and the indispensability of those casting mavens who helped make movie history. Good stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 25, 2016
An entertaining, informative documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
November 1, 2013
In his impressively researched film, Donahue makes it clear why and how Dougherty helped define her profession.
Cynthia Fuchs
August 5, 2013
The movie business is becoming more corporate and less personal... Recognizing and appreciating the work of casting directors may be one way to stem that tide, however briefly.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Noh
Film Journal International
November 4, 2013
Delicious insider tales of the making of some of your favorite films enrich this wonderfully informative and entertaining doc about casting directors.
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