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Hands on a Hard Body Reviews

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
On the one hand, the Hands on a Hard Body contest seems a horrible exploitation of needy people as a publicity stunt to promote a car dealership; on the other, the film reveals an endearing piece of Americana.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Scrappy, likable, and immensely absorbing.
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Anita Gates
New York Times
January 1, 2000
These may not be people whom moviegoers think they want to spend time with, but this is accomplished documentary making, finding universal lessons in determination, struggle, planning, persistence and the relationship of mind and body.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic
January 1, 2000
Bindler's attitude is absolutely right. He doesn't satirize: he observes, and leaves the satirical view as an option for us.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's engaging as a non-drama of people doing nothing, but suffering a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Entertainment Weekly
July 10, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: B