Obit.

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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.

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At The New York Times, a particular team of writers is entrusted with reflecting upon the luminaries, icons, and world leaders of our day. Here, we are introduced to those responsible for crafting these unequaled obituaries. As we are taken through their painstaking process, we learn about the pressures accompanying a career spent shaping the story of a life.

Cast & Crew

Pamela Tanner Boll
Executive Producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous
Executive Producer
Joel Goodman
Original Music
Ben Wolf
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Kristin Bye
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All Critics (56) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (52) | Rotten (4)

  • "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…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • 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…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • 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…
  • The people brought to life here, using a combination of the written obituary and news clips, are a varied and fascinating bunch.

    May 4, 2017 | Full Review…

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