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Portrait of Jason Reviews

September 11, 2013
Like any star turn, Holliday's performance rings utterly true. It's that indefinable but unmistakable reality-beyond-reality called art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2013
This is a film way ahead of its time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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May 2, 2013
Whether Jason is laughing or crying, he holds you rapt with tales that conceal as much as they reveal.
April 16, 2013
Serves as a sideways time capsule, creating a blurry snapshot of an Afro-camp subculture during the era of Christopher Street bar raids and burn-baby-burn rioting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2013
A masterwork of grand-scale intimacy ...
March 27, 2012
[Portrait of Jason] says more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any movie before or since.
March 27, 2012
Portrait of Jason is a curious and fascinating example of cinema verité, all the ramifications of which cannot be immediately known.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2006
Jason himself certainly provides enough artifice to keep any audience engrossed.
January 1, 2000
It's an intense, commanding film, though Clarke's wholesale appropriation of Jason's life and pain for the purposes of art causes a moral queasiness.