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Stevie Reviews

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Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
August 19, 2016
...captures an unusually candid portrait of grinding rural poverty.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
April 5, 2012
emotionally drains while steadfastly refusing to provide easy solutions
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 24, 2008
... a potent reminder that grace, healing, and resolution are possible for the most broken of families.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
This is a groundbreaking and important film, and I think its impact will be lost in the shuffle.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
June 26, 2004
A touching and unique documentary, Stevie brings the filmmaker and his subject closer together than most films.
| Original Score: 75/100
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 13, 2004
Steve James, as he did in "Hoop Dreams," gets amazing access to this entire extended family and friends to create a very moving film.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
January 13, 2004
Steve ("Hoop Dreams") James's deep and singular commitment to his subject shines through in this compelling documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 21, 2003
An engrossing but not always pleasing cinema verité documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
October 16, 2003
If a two-and-half hour long documentary about a redneck child molester doesn't seem particularly appealing, you'd be pleasantly surprised . . .
Josh Gilchrist
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 5, 2003
It stumbles at points because of an overlong running time, but it speaks volumes
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 14, 2003
Stevie is a tough movie to watch and an even tougher one to leave, because once you're involved you're implicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
June 25, 2003
I liked it in the same way I love watching Big Brother and every other stupid reality show on television.
| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
May 9, 2003
A spectacle of suffering and liberal guilt.
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
May 9, 2003
A powerful chronicle of a human life.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
May 2, 2003
Pretty compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
May 2, 2003
Stevie is a tough movie, but that toughness makes it compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
May 1, 2003
A voyeuristic look at one American and his broken family
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
May 1, 2003
A haunting documentary/ personal essay that provokes violently mixed feelings toward both subject and filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 1, 2003
A fascinating case study...the leisurely, almost rambling approach that James has adopted eventually pays dividends.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 24, 2003
Filmmaker James -- whose wife is a social worker -- should be applauded for his courage and commitment.
| Original Score: 3/4
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