The Times of Harvey Milk Reviews

January 4, 2018
... an unremarkable documentary about the San Francisco politico...
June 19, 2017
[A] lucid, empathic 1984 documentary ...
March 28, 2011
a finely structured and deeply moving portrait of not just a man, but, as the title suggests, the times in which he lived and how he affected, and was affected by, them
December 31, 2010
Thought-provoking look at a charismatic politician's life.
February 12, 2009
A lot has happened in the 25 years between Rob Epstein's Oscar-winning 1984 documentary and Gus Van Sant's biopic, but the subject of the nation's signal gay rights leader is as relevant as ever.
December 8, 2008
Superb documentary about slain political activist Harvey Milk.
November 22, 2008
Throughout the film, Epstein keeps Milk's political agenda in mind
November 5, 2008
...tremendously entertaining and surprisingly moving...
June 15, 2007
White comes across, even if one ignores his political and social opinions, as a Travis Bickle who used his outward persona to achieve the first rung of public office. The interviews with him are far more fascinating than those with Milk, just as evil is f
January 9, 2007
A chronicle of a significant chapter in gay history as well as a portrait of an endearing figure.
July 17, 2005
June 5, 2005
October 23, 2004
This is an enormously absorbing film, for the light it sheds on a decade in the life of a great American city and on the lives of Milk and Moscone, who made it a better, and certainly a more interesting, place to live.
July 23, 2004
Must-see for anyone interested in human rights.
June 25, 2004
A richly detailed film that takes the story beyond White to create a vivid impression of a specific time and place.
June 4, 2004
It's one thing for a documentary to claim a person great, it's something else entirely to convince the audience they have an active role in fulfilling his legacy.
January 26, 2004
Melodramatically one-sided, but compelling -- and indelible just the same. El Presidente could benefit from a look.
November 7, 2003
October 16, 2002
If there is a finer, more moving documentary than this, I have yet to see it.
July 26, 2002