In Jackson Heights


In Jackson Heights

Critics Consensus

In Jackson Heights adds another compassionately observant -- and wholly immersive -- chapter to Frederick Wiseman's singular filmography.



Total Count: 50


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Jackson Heights in Queens, New York claims to be one of the most racially and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the world.


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Critic Reviews for In Jackson Heights

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (48) | Rotten (2)

  • To watch "In Jackson Heights" is to feel like you're a part of it.

    Feb 19, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It may be difficult to fully comprehend all the cacophony, but the vibrant hues and collection of characters still make for an interesting sensory experience.

    Dec 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Three hours ... some of it brilliant, some tedious ...

    Nov 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • It may take a village to understand what's going on here, and maybe that's [Wiseman's] point.

    Nov 19, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Wiseman's work takes on the moral density of a Dickens novel. It's smart enough to find the moments that show our civilization, as big and complex and troubled as it is, is still worth fighting for.

    Nov 12, 2015 | Full Review…
  • At just over three hours, the nontraditional storytelling of "In Jackson Heights" is a challenge. Still, Wiseman's fly-on-the-wall conceit is immersive, even comforting.

    Nov 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for In Jackson Heights

  • Feb 22, 2016
    Interesting to see what has changed in the old neighborhood since leaving 40 some years ago. Looks nothing like the place where I played LL baseball and went to HS but still is noisy and crowded. There is such a colorful vibrancy to JH that Wiseman focusing on throughout this lengthy peep into the heartbeat of this diverse slice of Queens. A must watch for those xeneophobic Republicans! (2-21-16)
    John C Super Reviewer

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