The Pleasures Of Being Out Of Step Reviews

September 6, 2018
Hentoff is also an American original, a consequence of his faith in the music made by some of the most oppressed members of this society.
August 31, 2018
In music and in the political area, Hentoff walked to his own beat.
September 16, 2017
At last! A documentary with marvelous production values as well as a fascinating subject.
January 7, 2015
The documentary really takes off in its second half, when Pleasures chronicles Hentoff's transition from "Mr. Liberal" (as one journalist calls him after his defense of the Nazi marches in Skokie) to an unapologetic pro-life advocate.
July 24, 2014
Director David L. Lewis presents a warm, informal portrait of this dynamic, white-bearded New Yorker.
July 18, 2014
Director David L. Lewis has done his homework and turned up some gems ...
July 11, 2014
Stooped at almost 90 but feisty and humor-filled as ever, Hentoff presides over a film rich in the sounds and occasional sights of legendary cultural figures, from Lenny Bruce and Malcolm X to Bob Dylan and Coleman Hawkins.
July 11, 2014
Still going strong in his 80s, Hentoff has had one of the more variegated careers in American letters.
July 11, 2014
A fascinating glimpse of an old-school journalist who's one of the last of his kind.
July 3, 2014
The film moves fluidly between Hentoff's career focus on the Constitution and jazz, his "two main reasons for being," seeing freedom as the key to the beauty of both.
June 27, 2014
For more than 60 years Hentoff has been an unrelentingly outspoken champion of both modern jazz and of all the liberties that flow from the First Amendment.
June 26, 2014
Lewis might have been out of step with the storytelling, but the interviews and archival footage slickly strengthen Hentoff's tale.
June 26, 2014
This mellow chronicle of Nat Hentoff is like a tour through New York's past.
June 25, 2014
Remarkably fluid and never lass than compellingly watchable.
June 24, 2014
This succinct documentary sticks smoothly to its beat.
June 24, 2014
Lewis packs in as much as a movie can hold.