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Medora Reviews

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April 8, 2014
Medora is a poignant gasp at the devastation of small town America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
November 12, 2013
A measured but emotionally effective gut-punch lament for the death rattle of small town America, as told through the prism of a hapless Indiana high school basketball team.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 8, 2013
Medora provides a sweet, small tale of survival, not just of a high school basketball team, but of a town trying not to get eaten up by supposed progress.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 8, 2013
Filmmakers Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart deliver a bleakly potent portrait of life in an economically devastated Middle American town.
November 7, 2013
[A] gently affecting documentary ...
November 7, 2013
Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart's doc, exec-produced by Steve Buscemi and Stanley Tucci, is one more sad, serious eulogy for a way of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2013
It's a show of great empathy and hopefulness on Cohn and Rothbart's part...But it's also a formula finish for a story that's still ongoing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 7, 2013
Andrew Cohn and Davy Rothbart's debut documentary feature is an evocative portrait of a small town in crisis. Too bad the basketball stuff keeps getting in the way.
November 6, 2013
It feels as if it set out to be an inspirational story about an underdog team beating the odds, but instead of giving color to the story, the filmmakers presented it with black-and-white ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 5, 2013
It's utterly impossible not to pull for these boys, or for a film that sees them as complex individuals rather than sociological evidence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2013
This stellar, incisive slice-of-life doc centers on the kind of crowd-pleasing competition story that lures in audiences and then lays bare heartsick truths about small-town America today.
April 6, 2013
Has heart rather than merely the power to warm ours, but it's likely to heat up another of your organs, the brain. A smart, perceptive film, as winning as the Hornets are not.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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