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I Like Killing Flies Reviews

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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 3, 2006
It celebrates individuality, hidden artistry, uncelebrated brilliance and the essence of the American spirit and is a general gas to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
November 3, 2006
The security-camera visuals and intrusive button microphone jutting into the frame give the movie an appealing fly-on-the-wall quality, successfully capturing the old Shopsin's experience for posterity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
September 21, 2006
The central figure in this exuberant documentary, a committed Freudian who probably would've tossed Freud himself out had he looked at him sideways, spouts one gem after another.
| Original Score: 4/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 2, 2006
... an unabashedly home-cooked homage to New York eccentricity.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
July 28, 2006
An irresistible no-budget documentary.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 28, 2006
Anyone who laments the loss of an older, grittier New York ought to adore this affectionate portrait of Greenwich Village restaurant owner Kenny Shopsin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
July 27, 2006
A quick-sketch portrait of Kenny Shopsin, of the legendary or notorious, depending on your experience, Greenwich Village eatery that bears his name.
| Original Score: 3/5
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David Rooney
Variety
July 27, 2006
The central subject is such a volatile, complex eccentric and his establishment is such a uniquely New York institution that the charming character study should land quality cable slots.
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 27, 2006
It's a rough-hewn film, more interesting, probably, to those who've actually made it through a meal there, but fun and maybe even inspiring.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
July 25, 2006
As directed in aptly unfussy fashion by music- video vet Matt Mahurin, the movie itself is a curiously tasty dish, one that could leave even a vegan with a burning desire to sample Shopsin's lamb chops.