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Passing Poston Reviews

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August 8, 2008
While Poston bears witness to a historical disgrace, it also resonates with more current conflicts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 7, 2008
Who would think that full-fledged American citizens, born in the United States, could have lost their liberty, homes and businesses, never to recover financially or emotionally?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 11, 2008
An especially shameful chapter in U.S. history -- the internment of innocent Japanese Americans during World War II -- is sensitively examined in the overly brief but worthy documentary Passing Poston.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2008
[An] earnest, TV-style, talking-heads documentary.
June 20, 2008
In the moving documentary Passing Poston, 'hell' is the word most consistently used by surviving Japanese Americans forcibly interned during World War II.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2008
Leaning too heavily on archived newsreels, the film tries to establish a feeling that the propaganda mechanism justified the government's deplorable actions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 8, 2008
Stifled by directors Joe Fox and James Nubile's frankly incompetent approach to both documentary storytelling and aesthetics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 20, 2008
... might have made a fascinating story were it researched more thoroughly and presented with clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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