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Derrida Reviews

October 24, 2003
I'm not sure you'll leave the movie understanding every nuance of 'deconstruction,' but you'll have a real sense of a sophisticated thinker.
Read More | Original Score: B
October 24, 2003
Exhibits a devotion to its subject that just might drive you to his books and make you wish for tea with the man who wrote them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 14, 2003
Derrida, with his mane of white hair, piercing gaze and pipe clenched between his teeth, may be the most watchable thinker since Rodin's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 14, 2003
The picture's charm lies in the continuing by-play between the filmmakers and their subject, with each side doing its best to deconstruct the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2003
Dense and thoughtful and brimming with ideas that are too complex to be rapidly absorbed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2002
Is it possible for a documentary to be utterly entranced by its subject and still show virtually no understanding of it?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 7, 2002
An absolutely first-rate documentary about his life and thought that is the cinematic equivalent of a mind-expanding drug.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 7, 2002
The result is fascinating, whether you're smitten by him or his work, or simply intrigued by contemporary thought.
October 23, 2002
The result puts a human face on Derrida, and makes one of the great minds of our times interesting and accessible to people who normally couldn't care less.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2002
By applying definition to both sides of the man, the picture realizes a fullness that does not negate the subject.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 22, 2002
It's endearing to hear Madame D. refer to her husband as 'Jackie' -- and he does make for excellent company, not least as a self-conscious performer.
October 21, 2002
As an introduction to the man's theories and influence, Derrida is all but useless; as a portrait of the artist as an endlessly inquisitive old man, however, it's invaluable.
Read More | Original Score: 66/100
August 21, 2002
Seldom has a movie so closely matched the spirit of a man and his work.