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Tell Them Who You Are Reviews

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May 21, 2005
The result is quite moving at times, but ultimately perhaps of interest to only those intimately involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2005
It's a case in which the director should have put his ego and personal issues aside to create a more conventional life story.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2005
An opportunity missed
May 20, 2005
You have to put up with too much family therapy for the few insights into Wexler's brilliant work.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 20, 2005
Tell Them Who You Are is fascinating for the issues -- ethical, aesthetic, psychoanalytic -- it raises. But it doesn't fully come together.
July 7, 2005
Haskell comes off as a jerk -- but Mark somehow looks even worse: not just insincere but weak, vain and vindictive.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/4
August 4, 2005
What emerges is not so much a career biography of the talented DP for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Coming Home and a number of John Sayles films.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 18, 2005
A real gem of a film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2005
If Tell Them Who You Are had been a sunny doc about how great the old man was, it wouldn't be worth seeing -- and wouldn't be the kind of film Haskell himself makes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 10, 2005
Part history, part biography, part appreciation, and all therapy, it is a funny, wrenching, profound, and deeply moving film.
Read More | Original Score: A-
June 15, 2005
Dysfunctional, yes, but the film's power comes in the gradual lessening of the defenses as the men reach out into devastating honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2005
A lively, often hilarious yet profoundly moving experience.
July 7, 2005
Tell Them Who You Are achieves greatness in its climax, which goes beyond the many faces Haskell Wexler shows the world and reveals yet another side, one that seems to surprise even him.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
April 10, 2005
A self-reflexive slice of therapeutic documentary filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2005
Not just a behind-the-scenes history chapter but an insightful father-son comedy-drama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 10, 2005
The strength of Tell Them Who You Are is its honesty in showing how the younger man faces the protean force that sired him, cheated on his mother, called him stupid, despised his politics and yet through it all, somehow, still loved him.
June 5, 2008
Tell Them Who You Are radiates dignity, the unusual warmth given off by the frustration of trying to know someone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 26, 2005
As personally troublesome as they may be, the prickly dynamics keep the docu bobbing along.
March 6, 2007
It works as a portrait of a father-son relationship that's awkward, volatile, uneven and always painfully real.
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