In Jackson Heights Reviews

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May 1, 2019
By placing such lengthy emphasis on these people and their perspectives, Wiseman not only encourages multiple viewpoints, but simultaneously forces us to consider them in an attentively thoughtful way that movies so rarely ask of their audiences.
November 3, 2018
The most important American film of the year.
August 23, 2018
Wiseman's film turns out to be a document of a world entering its last days. The rich mix of cultures he meticulously and even impersonally captures...will become a thing of the past.
May 3, 2018
Like all Wiseman films, In Jackson Heights is a stealth statement with some political implications.
November 16, 2017
If you aren't a New Yorker familiar with the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and peoples of the area, the opening to "In Jackson Heights", one of the most important American films of the year, might seem like you're entering a different country.
November 11, 2017
This portrayal of waning cycles of life, both human and communal, nevertheless illustrates quite vividly the benefits of grassroots democracy, self-government, and mutual respect -- in other words, it lays bare the inner workings of civilization itself.
August 17, 2017
The persistent attention to sorrow, despair, and frustration shows an evident part of the truth-one revealed with grace and veracity in the lives of the people we meet.
May 15, 2017
A mosaic of time and space as testimony to the history and culture of ethnic diversity. [Full review in Spanish]
May 4, 2017
Jackson Heights isn't merely a movie about Jackson Heights but Jackson Heights' own experience. [Full review in Spanish]
February 23, 2017
A strong documentary that grants a very loving and panoramic view of the streets and the public spaces of this sector in Queens. [Full review in Spanish]
December 6, 2016
In Jackson Heights is an affirmation of America, and our countries collective humanist endeavor, with an unenforced warmth and humanism.
July 10, 2016
One of the great American documentaries of 2015, with a timely awareness of society's ills that proves that the 85-year-old director hasn't lost any of his insight into what makes his country tick.
April 19, 2016
In this vibrant string of vignettes from this diverse, multicultural, and colorful neighborhood, Wiseman affirms that politics is part of everyday life.
February 21, 2016
Neither a snapshot nor a love letter of some static environment, but a dense, kaleidoscopic study of a dynamic, evolving place.
February 19, 2016
To watch "In Jackson Heights" is to feel like you're a part of it.
January 15, 2016
"In Jackson Heights" gives its residents a voice, but it doesn't really help their argument.
January 3, 2016
Ultimately, what In Jackson Heights left me with is a powerful sense of hope -- hope that in the midst of these troubling times..., a community like Jackson Heights exists, and has existed for some time, in peace.
December 24, 2015
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.
December 18, 2015
The comprehensiveness and intelligence of his material give it tension and sweep.
December 17, 2015
In Jackson Heights is a work by that rarest of creatures: someone with an unbridled love for humanity.
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