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Quest Reviews

February 23, 2018
There is no grand narrative or point to be hammered home; instead, Olshefski delivers a subtle, sincere and honest portrait of barely making ends meet in modern America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 4, 2018
"Quest" could very easily have been titled "An American Family" as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 14, 2017
Through eight years of filming ... the director discovers an everyday American story of extraordinary strength.
December 8, 2017
Olshefski captures the frustration, resignation and determination that leaves you struck by this family -- average in their concerns but extraordinary in their dedication to one another.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 8, 2017
Quest speaks volumes about working-class life and the necessity of community, parenting, perseverance, speaking out, speaking up, hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 8, 2017
[An] extraordinary documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 7, 2017
There are stretches of Quest that are tough to watch, and others you might never want to end.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 7, 2017
The randomness is what's so stunning; one moment life is flowing placidly, then its course is cruelly changed.
Top Critic
December 7, 2017
Christopher, Christine'a, and P.J. are beautiful to watch together, and there's hope in witnessing them persevere - in an underserved neighborhood, against shifting political tides, beset by the random cruelties of fate.
December 7, 2017
I've rarely seen a movie about citizenship as quietly eloquent as "Quest."
December 6, 2017
[A] tender, humane, gently probing film ...
August 18, 2017
Quest makes it clear that some things endure beyond political events.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2017
A ten-year labour of love, culled from more than 300 hours of intimate observational footage, Quest is a documentary with a seemingly banal remit but it bristles with cinematic urgency and dramatic power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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March 23, 2017
[A] living, breathing, stunning documentary study of an African-American family in North Philadelphia weathering a tumultuous decade.
January 26, 2017
Recalls Steve James' Hoop Dreams in both the way it captures people over a long period of a time and in how it finds the profound in the everyday, the universal in the specific.
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January 25, 2017
Once again, the Steve James model of long-term filming commitments pays off: By the end of Quest, I felt melancholy about saying goodbye to the Raineys and sad that I wouldn't know where their lives would go from here.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 24, 2017
A sweeping and intimate documentary about the struggles of an average American family.
Full Review | Original Score: B+