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Paper Clips Reviews

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 31, 2010
Docu is the best introduction to the Holocaust for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
October 14, 2006
Interesting and frequently moving documentary but it misses several opportunities to widen the scope and make some important points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rachel Gordon
March 23, 2006
the message attached is genuine and worth listening to
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Cornelius
October 27, 2005
Who knew a movie that seeks to remind us of one of the greatest horrors in human history could be so unintentionally hilarious?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 25, 2005
Paper Clips is a nice social interest project, but not much of a documentary.
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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 1, 2005
For the documentary to shift credit to the paper-clip project as a reason for receiving the speakers is tantamount to fraud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 27, 2005
Documentaries do not rise or fall on their production values ...
| Original Score: B-
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
May 13, 2005
This is a modest film with a big heart that leaves you thinking that Anne Frank got it right: Basically people are good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
May 11, 2005
The film is constructed simply, even amateurishly, but the power of what's being done comes through loud and clear. The material is far better than the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 6, 2005
You have to be a pretty cynical not to be a little moved.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 6, 2005
It would be easier to forgive first-timers Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab for their offenses against good documentary filmmaking if they weren't messing up such sure-fire material.
| Original Score: 2/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 6, 2005
There's no denying the iron grip of the movie's message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 6, 2005
Certainly not the tribute these kids and adults deserve.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
May 5, 2005
Somebody forgot to tell Elliot Berlin and Joe Fab that a noble cause does not a movie make.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 5, 2005
Paper Clips is two movies: the movie its makers think it is, and the movie it actually is. One of them is pretty good.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
April 29, 2005
[A] heartfelt, if rather repetitive, documentary.
| Original Score: 3/4
Sean O'Connell
Flipside Movie Emporium
April 27, 2005
Segments shot in hindsight pale in comparison to the actual, effective, and emotional recollections of survivors who come to Whitwell to share their past with the school.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 26, 2005
The Tennessee middle school's story is worth hearing, but rather than a feature-length documentary, it's best suited as a short TV newsmagazine package.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
April 26, 2005
You will never look at the familiar little fasteners the same way again. This is an incredible 87 minutes in a movie theater on several levels.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
April 8, 2005
Affectingly documents an example of caring, concerned students and the inspiring educators who lead them.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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