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The Network Reviews

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Noah Berlatsky
The Atlantic
October 8, 2013
The Network, though, makes a powerful case that, whatever its limitations, a free media, in the form of Sesame Street, cop dramas, travel shows, or women dancing without headscarves, is vital if Afghanistan is ever to know peace.
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
October 4, 2013
Feels a bit too cloistered and the subject perhaps too limited for feature-length attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 30, 2013
Although at times resembling a promotional video, this documentary provides a vivid illustration of Afghanistan's changing social dynamics.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
September 26, 2013
Though heavy with interviews that can be shallow, the movie provides an angle on a country remaking itself after Taliban rule.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Leydon
September 26, 2013
[An] illuminating documentary about the founding and influence of Tolo TV, the first independent television station to operate in Afghanistan.
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September 26, 2013
An uncritical, drama-free documentary that comes uncomfortably close to resembling a business-magazine puff piece.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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John Oursler
Village Voice
September 24, 2013
Orner relies almost exclusively on interviews, and while not every story calls for bells and whistles, such a ho-hum approach doesn't do much for TOLO's inspiring work.