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These Amazing Shadows Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 17, 2011
Entertaining, but only revealing when the directors visit the Library of Congress film storage vaults in Culpeper, Va., where close to 130,000 rolls of fragile and damaged nitrate motion-picture film are kept in 124 climate-controlled vaults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
May 27, 2011
"Shadows" is an 88-minute valentine to cinema, a reminder of why we continue returning to the multiplex, and an abiding faith in the power of film to transport us to faraway places.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 19, 2011
"Shadows'' is a deeply heartfelt, if scattered, effort that plays like an Oscar-night clip show with a mission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
May 19, 2011
If movies are our kiss-kiss-bang-bang arenas of desire, then this addictive movie-centric documentary from Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton makes the Library of Congress sound like the Playboy Mansion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Les Wright
culturevulture.net
May 18, 2011
a long commercial promotion for The National Film Registry
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 13, 2011
Anyone who loves movies will find a great deal to adore and admire about this new movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 10, 2011
Film preservation is an important part of our culture and the documentary details exactly why that is.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 10, 2011
This is one government-sponsored project that is committed to saving Americana that could have been lost forever.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 6, 2011
Documentary has more on its mind than just showing off the riches of America's cinematic heritage.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
May 5, 2011
For lovers of American filmmaking, "These Amazing Shadows" may be the ultimate sampler buffet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Norm Schrager
Filmcritic.com
February 3, 2011
it's interesting to hear what kind of films are important to Rob Reiner or Wayne Wang but, frankly, we've seen more insightful, emotional responses in any AFI TV special
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 23, 2011
...a fascinating documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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