2016, Documentary, 1h 35m57 Reviews 1,000+ Ratings
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Obit shines an entertaining -- and overdue -- spotlight on an engaging group of people whose singular craft is too often taken for granted. Read critic reviews
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"Obit" manages to be both about a specific type of journalism and the larger world it reflects while dropping in all manner of colorful lives and circumstances.June 23, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
The real subject here is storytelling, the creation of a stylish, authoritative, highly personal record of "how the world got to be the way it is." One more thing to miss about newspapers when they go.May 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
As someone who takes great pleasure in both reading and writing valedictions to the recently deceased, I can personally attest that the movie's dead on.May 18, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
It is fascinating to watch the writers in "Obit" strive to do right by their subjects, warts and all.May 11, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
These folks are neither dour nor sappy; they are just talented journalists who want to do right by the people who left their mark on the world.May 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Vanessa Gould's brisk, affectionate documentary Obit suggests that obituary writing as practiced by the ace team at The New York Times could be the most imaginative and organic form of journalism in contemporary newspapers.May 5, 2017 | Full Review…
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