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Horns and Halos Reviews

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August 22, 2003
An acute demonstration of the failure today of traditional media to give us a story in its entirety...
August 4, 2003
Interesting, but in an era of truly great documentaries no more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 1, 2003
If this was just a documentary about the book, it wouldn't be nearly as effective - it works because of the human-interest aspects of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 31, 2003
A spry documentary that makes the most of two compelling characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 25, 2003
To their credit, Hawley and Galinsky show that there are plenty of horns and halos to go around.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 19, 2003
A compelling documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2003
Filling but ultimately not terribly substantive. A summary abridgment of the scandal and fallout over Fortunate Son that doesn't draw any lasting conclusions of its own or, indeed, ask its watchers to do too much heavy mental lifting either.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 16, 2003
Unexpectedly moving documentary.
July 11, 2003
Effective in presenting its portraits of these two men, Hatfield so depressed, Hicks so optimistic, but it's not successful at getting to the bottom of the cocaine charges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2003
Horns and Halos benefits from serendipity but also reminds us of our own responsibility to question what is told as the truth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2003
It questions whether we really live in a world that can be divided neatly into black hats and white hats. And anyway, it wonders, is the guy in the black hat always wrong?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2003
Exceptional!
| Original Score: 4.5/5
May 2, 2003
A thoughtful and surprisingly affecting portrait of a screwed-up man who dared to mess with some powerful people, seen through the eyes of the idealistic kid who chooses to champion his ultimately losing cause.
April 27, 2003
A fascinating but choppy documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 26, 2003
It suggests the wide-ranging effects of media manipulation, from the kind of reporting that is done by the supposedly liberal media ... to the intimate and ultimately tragic heartache of maverick individuals like Hatfield and Hicks.
March 28, 2003
A fine effort, an interesting topic, some intriguing characters and a sad ending. Certainly the big finish wasn't something Galinsky and Hawley could have planned for... but part of being a good documentarian is being there when the rope snaps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 10, 2003
There aren't many conclusive answers in the film, but there is an interesting story of pointed personalities, courage, tragedy and the little guys vs. the big guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2003
Hatfield and Hicks make the oddest of couples, and in this sense the movie becomes a study of the gambles of the publishing world, offering a case study that exists apart from all the movie's political ramifications.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 2, 2003
Thoroughly engrossing and ultimately tragic.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2003
Saddled with an unwieldy cast of characters and angles, but the payoff is powerful and revelatory.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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