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Gut Renovation Reviews

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
March 14, 2013
Rather than invoking sympathy or shared outrage, the filmmaker creates a kind of complicity with her audience, particularly as she explores the depressingly similar, sterile apartments of the high-rises steadily surrounding her.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 8, 2013
Rightfully angry, but too simplistic, annoying and tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
March 8, 2013
The result is like an hour and a half listening to someone bellyache about her landlord.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 7, 2013
An all out assault on NY real estate developers and their nonstop drive to turn one of the world's great cities into a Tower of Mammon.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 7, 2013
Very DIY project covers the scary gentrification of a beloved New York neighborhood, but ends up being more a whine-fest than truly powerful.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
March 7, 2013
What's lacking is a larger cultural, historical, and aesthetic context.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 5, 2013
Su Friedrich's cranky, sarcastic documentary polemic about the gentrification of a Brooklyn neighborhood ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 5, 2013
The navel-gazing artist class that gave Williamsburg its character (now more of a marketable "brand") has in Friedrich both a vigorous defender and, it must be said, something close to an angry parody of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Diana Clarke
Village Voice
March 5, 2013
Friedrich, so impassioned by her subject matter, couldn't get enough objectivity to make a film that's more than just a complaint.
Nick McCarthy
Slant Magazine
March 3, 2013
Due to the one-minded construction of the documentary, there's little to parse beyond impassioned harrumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

Screen International
May 23, 2013
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