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Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir Reviews

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Christopher Schobert
The Playlist
November 10, 2013
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir is a rare opportunity to hear a master filmmaker speak about his life. Both his haters and fans will agree, it is a highly watchable documentary. But don't expect either group to feel they have heard the whole story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 17, 2013
Polanski sure knows how to spin a yarn, whether it's with words or film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Travis Johnson
FILMINK (Australia)
February 22, 2013
An intimate and compelling, albeit sympathetic, portrait of this filmmaking legend, whose often tragedy tinged real life story eclipses his extraordinary onscreen work.
Peter Galvin
sbs.com.au
February 22, 2013
What rises to the surface and sparkles are Polanski's gifts as a raconteur, his fierce intelligence and his guile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Michael Brown
Empire Magazine Australasia
February 22, 2013
A fascinating, if workmanlike, insight into the life of a legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2013
A fine example of how sympathetic interviewing techniques can result in a probing interview that carries insights and emotion
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2013
There is something exquisitely personal about this documentary in which he tells his story in conversation with his friend of over 40 years, producer Andrew Braunsberg
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 9, 2012
There are not many revelations in this docu of Polanski, but it's refreshing that it restores the balance between the director's background and incredibly creative career and the 1977 sex scandal that's dominated the media for decades.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Simon Gallagher
Film School Rejects
May 19, 2012
Sycophancy is an ugly thing at the best of times, and when the subject is shouldering the story-telling burden without it, it's even worse.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Lauren Carroll Harris
Concrete Playground
February 28, 2013
There's no doubt Polanski is a major artist, and his fans will probably get a lot out of his recollections, but don't expect any rigorous attention to the ethics of documentary-making. This is a personal exercise in public atonement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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