Casting By Reviews

July 13, 2017
While the movie is not especially thoughtful (to put it mildly), it's worth seeing for all its revelatory TV clips and for celebrating one of the great female innovators in post-World War II movie history.
February 25, 2016
An entertaining, informative documentary...
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
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.
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.
November 1, 2013
In his impressively researched film, Donahue makes it clear why and how Dougherty helped define her profession.
October 31, 2013
A look into one of the most invisible, and crucial, of cinematic disciplines.
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.
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.
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.
August 5, 2013
All movie fans need to watch Casting By ... a brisk, breezy, enjoyable and often endearing educational experience.
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.
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.
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...
March 22, 2013
... a love letter to the casting industry in general, and to the pioneering casting director Marion Dougherty in particular.
November 16, 2012
Dances around the subject of casting in movies