The Public (2018)

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What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and library officials when a conscientious librarian turns the Cincinnati Public Library into an impromptu homeless shelter for one night during the most brutal cold snap in recent Cincinnati history.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Consistently engages despite the relative obviousness of its dramatic tactics.

Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…
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The dialogue often has a stilted, unnatural ring to it, and it is a tribute to the cast that they manage to bring out the essence of the film, its political heart, so strongly.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The Public is a feel-good crowd-pleaser about the power of social justice.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The Public is rife with heavy-handed, subtle-as-a-heart-attack type elements designed to perpetuate his agenda...

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Humorous, impactful and poignant. With a little extra tooling, it would also make a great Broadway play.

Sep 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The Public speaks to the responsibilities that we have as citizens, government leaders, and yes, even librarians.

Sep 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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