Sep 20, 2019
A fairly classically composed documentary about [Joseph Pulitzer].
Apr 15, 2019
By definition hagiographic. But it's not afraid to acknowledge Pulitzer's talent for making enemies on the level of a Teddy Roosevelt. Or that he was a somewhat obnoxious personality.
Mar 8, 2019
Joseph Pulitzer was a social reformer and a scandal-monger at the same time. That his name lives on as a synonym for excellence in journalism is a great tribute and, as we learn from this excellent documentary, a great irony
Mar 7, 2019
Mostly, though, this conventionally made, PBS-friendly biodoc marked by those pages you could fall into... is a brisk, engaging-enough reminder of why the man's name is synonymous with press freedom and prizes for the best in reporting.
Mar 4, 2019
Surely the man who won the quintessential battle for the first amendment deserves better.
Mar 1, 2019
Newspapers have been going downhill ever since the days of "yellow journalism" but this film about one of its masters demonstrates that documentaries are better than ever.
Mar 1, 2019
Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People serves as a profile of the publishing giant and an important lesson on freedom of the press.
Mar 1, 2019
Summarizing the great strides he made for journalism without ignoring his colorful flaws, Oren Rudavsky's Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People is an excellent primer, not just on the man but on the birth of the modern newspaper.
Feb 28, 2019
Notwithstanding the dynamic layouts from Pulitzer's New York World, the film hasn't found the material to make this subject pop visually.