An Unlikely Weapon Reviews

November 17, 2011
July 10, 2009
A picture of a complex mind with a gift for capturing humanity and inhumanity with heartbreaking force.
July 3, 2009
As chock-full of insights -- from Peter Jennings, Peter Arnett, Gordon Parks among others -- it is the famed war photojournalist's works that still create space to be startled, to be rewired.
April 24, 2009
It's their reminiscences that are the most poignant and revealing about a man who seems, in Cooper's interviews, to have done all he could to conceal himself.
April 10, 2009
In the documentary An Unlikely Weapon, Adams and people such as Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and Morley Safer talk extensively about his career as a photojournalist for The Associated Press and later for Time, Parade and even Penthouse.
April 10, 2009
The man had stories to tell, in person and in his pictures.
April 10, 2009
The strongest material in An Unlikely Weapon contemplates the import of that shot, and of photojournalism itself, on the events of its time.
April 8, 2009
Aside from some misguided musical cues, this is solid work, if essentially PBS/American Masters material.