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Chain Camera Reviews

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Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Kirby Dick isn't in the habit of making his presence felt on camera, and his newest documentary allows his subjects to strictly speak for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
August 29, 2002
Absorbing in places, but considering the large and diverse pool the filmmakers had to draw from, it's a surprisingly repetitive and predictable collection of big-city sagas.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kim Morgan
March 8, 2002
Dick unearths some meaningful, disturbing and disarming material.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 7, 2002
A candid, compelling documentary.
Rachel Gordon
September 6, 2001
On the whole, Chain Camera surprises in how it manages to mix entertainment and personal journeys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 6, 2001
... fresh and revealing ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
George Wu
September 6, 2001
Kirby's egalitarian impulses get the best of him as he devotes time pretty evenly to each student regardless of how interesting they are individually.
Eric D. Snider
September 6, 2001
... a riveting, hopeful and heartbreaking film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
September 6, 2001
Chain Camera may not provide a demographer's perfect cross-section of society, but it does provide a pungent, provocative slice of Americana.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
September 6, 2001
Chain Camera is, at the very least, unfailingly candid.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 4, 2001
A series of brief snapshots of frustratingly varied doesn't get much beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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