David Holzman's Diary - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

David Holzman's Diary Reviews

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Richard Brody
New Yorker
August 29, 2016
This ingenious, scruffy 1967 metafiction by Jim McBride is an exotic fruit grown in New York from the seed of the French New Wave.
Emanuel Levy
May 12, 2012
Jim McBride's impressive debut, a poignantly funny, improvisational "documentray," became a landmark cult film over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
June 15, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine
June 13, 2011
What makes it so effective as a puzzle film is the way it provokes us to piece together, mentally, the life that David must have had before we met him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 9, 2011
Amusing cinéma vérité faux documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
July 8, 2009
Holzman's a classic character, a sympathetic-if-pathetic study in generational solipsism, delivering imported French lyricism in clunky flatlands American -- miscast by himself in his own life.

TV Guide
October 16, 2007
A unique, often brilliant satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
October 16, 2007
An enduring delight from the Underground era.
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Nora Sayre
New York Times
October 16, 2007
Time has served it very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Where most independent productions are founded on self-righteous claims of truth and honesty, McBride's film wittily observes that Hollywood has no corner on illusionism.
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