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My Father and the Man in Black Reviews

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
September 13, 2013
You get a strong whiff of what it must have been like to be Johnny Cash, or his exasperated manager, from this film. It would make a good companion piece to "Walk the Line.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
September 12, 2013
It's good that Holiff wants to unlock this puzzle, but Cash is so compelling a figure that he is ultimately the only character we truly care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Sheila O'Malley
September 10, 2013
This has the potential to be dreadfully maudlin stuff, but the film is too damn interesting to be maudlin.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David DeWitt
New York Times
September 6, 2013
Here these men are but ciphers; we want understanding, but we get only suggestion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2013
Despite the clunky mix of narrative formats, "My Father and the Man in Black" makes for an illuminating alternate history of sorts to the Hollywoodized version of Cash's ascendancy in "Walk the Line."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ronnie Scheib
September 3, 2013
Partly transcends its inherent self-indulgence.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 30, 2013
The result will amuse hardcore Cash fans, but few others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
October 2, 2012
As Cash might say, it has the heart, and it has the blood, and by the time childhood chatter is played back again, feeling is soaked through it like the sweat in Cash's guitar strap.