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September 17, 2007
A phenomenal outline of [Melvin Van Peeble's] prolific and varied life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2007
The first film to fully encompass Van Peebles' long, varied and impressive career.
January 18, 2007
A warts and all bio-pic which chronicles the life of a brash Renaissance Man who, frustrated by racism in America, abandoned the U.S. for France at an early age to pursue an assortment of artistic endeavors overseas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 27, 2006
[Van Peebles] could surely survive a more critical and complete look at his extraordinary life and times.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 7, 2006
The 72-year-old Melvin remains fascinating as an artist, self-promoter, and success story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2006
... offers a solid overview of the pioneering African-American filmmaker's wide-ranging career.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 20, 2006
... enlightening doc ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 20, 2006
Angio's film is an excellent introduction, but it won't be long before you realize that his subject is too complex to be contained in a single admiring tribute.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 19, 2006
This documentary about the pioneering black filmmaker Melvin Van Peebles is nearly as mischevious and fascinating as its subject.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 19, 2006
Melvin Van Peebles gets the idolatrous treatment in this documentary by first-time director Joe Angio.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 19, 2006
Frisky, enthralling and inspiring.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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