Glickman (2013)

Glickman (2013)




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A profile of Marty Glickman (1917-2001), a member of the U.S. track team at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin and football star at Syracuse University before embarking on a legendary career as a sportscaster for New York's professional teams, including basketball's Knicks, and football's Giants and Jets.
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Critic Reviews for Glickman

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Not many documentaries-not many, certainly, devoted to sports figures-can claim to bring their subjects to life so fully.

Full Review… | August 23, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Not just an affectionate portrait of a gifted athlete-turned-groundbreaking sportscaster, the film is also a fond remembrance of life in New York City from the 1930s through the '70s.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The rousing story of Marty Glickman,who invented,in the 1940s and 1950s, the modern style of sports broadcasting.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013
Arts Fuse

Marty Glickman was simply being the best Marty Glickman he could be. For many he wasn't just the best Marty Glickman he was simply: the best.

Full Review… | August 28, 2013
The Playlist

The documentary hews to a conventional structure, its own story chronological and in some instances, perfunctory, using archival voiceover from Glickman (who died in 2001) as well as bits of his announcing.

Full Review… | August 27, 2013

Audience Reviews for Glickman

Very well-done documentary about one of the true unsung pioneers of modern sports broadcasting. Marty Glickman very quietly paved the road for most of the current sports broadcasting legends that you see on the networks now, and just about all of them are more than happy to do interviews in this to help contribute to his memory.

Jim Howell
Jim Howell

Saw this on HBO. Great Documentary. I had never known about the 1936 Olympic controversy. Who knows what would have happened had we let them run? We could have added further humiliation to Hitler.

Steve Thomas
Steve Thomas

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