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David Holzman's Diary Reviews

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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.
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-
June 15, 2011
Essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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
May 9, 2011
Amusing cinéma vérité faux documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
October 16, 2007
A unique, often brilliant satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
October 16, 2007
An enduring delight from the Underground era.
October 16, 2007
Time has served it very well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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