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Public Speaking Reviews

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Armond White
New York Press
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.
Chris Barsanti
June 14, 2011
...[a] amber-lit, relaxed bar-stool hangout of a documentary.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Callahan
House Next Door
February 23, 2011
One of the greatest movies based around talk of all time.
Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
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
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 11, 2014
Fran's sardonic humor is appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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.
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David Fear
Time Out
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
February 24, 2011
...that rare film that delivers truly intelligent, original entertainment, with all credit to Lebowitz.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 3, 2011
"Public Speaking" is an ode to the art of conversation, and it's a delight.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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