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Chris & Don Reviews

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November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 1, 2008
Isherwood was the far more interesting subject, but Chris & Don is all about Bachardy -- an observation that feels like opportunism more than love story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 27, 2009
A great, revealing documentary; one of the best films released in 2008
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 12, 2008
One of the most positive, affecting portrayals of queer romance in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 8, 2009
A wonderfully crafted documentary about a most unusual long-term relationship
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 12, 2008
A real-life romance to put all those rom-com fairy tales to shame.
July 27, 2008
A charming, loving portrait electrified by the inclusion of lots of terrific home movie footage. These relics of gay history are worth the rest of the movie.
September 19, 2008
Long before anyone was talking about gay marriage, that's what Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy had
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 24, 2008
Regardless of whether you recognize the names of Christopher Isherwood or Don Bachardy, this masterful documentary draws you into the men's lives like a star-studded bedtime tale.
July 31, 2008
It's a sentimental and loving picture, playing out as a leisurely cocktail-hour stroll through an enchanting life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 13, 2008
Affecting and beautifully realized documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2008
visually-rich documentary
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 12, 2008
While they might have had their ups and downs, the subjects of Chris & Don are a testament to fidelity.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 13, 2008
What could have been sordid emerges instead as fiercely funny and touching. Even the animated sequences featuring the lovers the way they imagined themselves - Chris as a horse, Don as a cat - resonate with feeling and blunt truth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 13, 2008
Chris & Don: A Love Story examines a complicated and enduring relationship that raised eyebrows even in Hollywood.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 13, 2008
The work is a reflective hodgepodge of unnervingly 'cute' animation, reenactments, archival footage, and Bachardy's own reminiscences, spoken in the singular British accent he invented just as he invented his own unorthodox life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 5, 2008
A love unique in every respect -- nothing to sniff at and forever to be treasured.
June 20, 2008
I must say, this is a pricelessly moving documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 1, 2008
Surprisingly, this 2007 documentary about their 34-year relationship becomes more engrossing as its focus shifts from Isherwood to Bachardy...
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