Mike Wallace Is Here

Critics Consensus

As solidly compelling as its subject's best reporting, Mike Wallace Is Here is a worthy tribute and an engrossing look at the changing landscape of modern news.

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Verified Ratings: 7
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For over half a century, 60 Minutes' fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today's precarious tipping point.

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  • A solid piece of cultural investigation built around a man who helped write history while it happened.

    Aug 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Belkin floats the notion that Wallace's sharp-tongued style paved the way for the lying loudmouths who now populate our fractured media landscape, but it feels like a half-hearted bid for contemporary relevance. At least his prickishness had purpose.

    Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The film deftly weaves news and interview clips from Wallace's half-century on TV with the times he himself answered questions as tough as those he asked, fleshing out one of the country's last formidable journalists.

    Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This is a time capsule - an expertly crafted time capsule - of an astonishing career.

    Aug 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Belkin's portrait evokes the spirit of a typical Wallace interview: hard-hitting and unflinching in pursuit of the truth.

    Aug 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Watching Belkin's documentary, one realizes how much better Wallace was at playing Mike Wallace than any actor could be.

    Aug 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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