Public Speaking Reviews

November 17, 2018
Nonetheless, this is high-brow entertainment of the wittiest order---a little cold, but so what?
May 11, 2014
Fran's sardonic humor is appealing.
November 3, 2011
"Public Speaking" is an ode to the art of conversation, and it's a delight.
July 12, 2011
Little seems sacred in Public Speaking, which makes it an invigorating reminder of a media culture that once was fueled by highbrow wit and provocation.
June 14, 2011
...[a] amber-lit, relaxed bar-stool hangout of a documentary.
April 25, 2011
In Scorsese's hands, the film, propelled along by Lebowitz' voice, becomes a wistful tribute to the New York City of the '70s
March 2, 2011
We catch only glimpses below the surface of this whirlwind of wit as Scorsese steps out of the way and lets Lebowitz herself run the show.
February 24, 2011
...that rare film that delivers truly intelligent, original entertainment, with all credit to Lebowitz.
February 23, 2011
Because Scorsese is not a Continental sophisticate like Malle, but an American boomer pop artist, Lebowitz's forays into ideas and history are not his forte.
February 23, 2011
One of the greatest movies based around talk of all time.
February 23, 2011
By the end of this funny, insightful doc, you get a sense of an extraordinary mind that both fueled and fed the zeitgeist. Don't miss it.
February 22, 2011
The quick-witted malcontent, a Morristown, New Jersey, refugee who arrived at Port Authority in 1969, is the best kind of New Yorker: one with a long memory who's averse to nostalgia.