Keep the River on Your Right Reviews

September 7, 2011
October 11, 2001
A fascinating if somewhat unfocused documentary.
August 10, 2001
Schneebaum, a dull and helpless-looking nonentity at first glance, proves to be an amazingly courageous, inquisitive, remarkable man.
Top Critic
May 25, 2001
There's no denying the warmth of Schneebaum's encounters, or his engaging nature. Or the fact that you've never seen a documentary quite like this one, and aren't likely to again.
May 21, 2001
Makes for fascinating, compelling viewing.
May 14, 2001
What begins as a curious document, then, evolves into something more.
May 14, 2001
An extraordinarily absorbing documentary.
May 14, 2001
A documentary that understands the uniqueness of the man who is their subject without patronizing or exploiting him.
May 14, 2001
An engaging and colorful but somewhat overbalanced documentary.
May 4, 2001
Provides a fascinating glimpse of how the human spirit struggles with, shades, rationalizes and finally accepts the shocks of unfamiliar and unpleasant reality.
May 4, 2001
What's brilliant about the film is that it doesn't quite buy its hero's somewhat self-serving account.
May 4, 2001
The Shapiros wisely focus on the mystery of this man.
May 3, 2001
It's worth seeing simply to make the acquaintance of Tobias, a really extraordinary old guy.
April 20, 2001
Rather than observe events as they happen, the filmmakers force things, manipulating Schneebaum and the audience to serve their agenda.
April 20, 2001
Meanders, dawdles, doubles back on itself but finally gets us somewhere fascinating and worthwhile.
April 19, 2001
As [Schneebaum] explains the male-male relationships and the absence of stigma or judgment, the film soars.
April 5, 2001
Uses a single notorious incident to liven up an otherwise less-than-riveting story.
March 27, 2001
Schneebaum is a great subject; the film doesn't quite make the most of him.
April 15, 2000