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Stevie Reviews

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August 19, 2016
...captures an unusually candid portrait of grinding rural poverty.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 5, 2012
emotionally drains while steadfastly refusing to provide easy solutions
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 24, 2008
... a potent reminder that grace, healing, and resolution are possible for the most broken of families.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2004
A touching and unique documentary, Stevie brings the filmmaker and his subject closer together than most films.
Read More | Original Score: 75/100
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
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
December 21, 2003
An engrossing but not always pleasing cinema verité documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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 . . .
October 5, 2003
It stumbles at points because of an overlong running time, but it speaks volumes
| Original Score: 3/4
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
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
May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 9, 2003
A powerful chronicle of a human life.
May 2, 2003
Pretty compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 2, 2003
Stevie is a tough movie, but that toughness makes it compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 1, 2003
A voyeuristic look at one American and his broken family
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 1, 2003
A haunting documentary/ personal essay that provokes violently mixed feelings toward both subject and filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 1, 2003
A fascinating case study...the leisurely, almost rambling approach that James has adopted eventually pays dividends.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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