Where's My Roy Cohn? Reviews

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October 18, 2019
Tyrnauer tells Cohn's story through interviews with family members and colleagues, and makes it very clear that he's indirectly telling the story of Trump. This exposé of "a personality in disarray" is a two-for-one deal.
October 16, 2019
The documentary tells the story of Cohn, his life and career, and it's a grim saga.
October 2, 2019
"Where's My Roy Cohn?" makes it clear that his influence is still felt today, all the way to the White House.
October 2, 2019
Where's My Roy Cohn? is brash and relentless, much like the man himself.
October 1, 2019
With all we know about this chillingly amoral, blackhearted man, Where's My Roy Cohn? still serves as a thorough and insightful history lesson...
September 26, 2019
Matt Tyrnauer's absorbing documentary about the notorious New York fixer and mentor to Donald Trump, acts as a kind of cinematic begats...
September 20, 2019
[A] shrewd, illuminating exploration of a man whose influence, for better or worse, may have far outdone even his wildest dreams.
September 20, 2019
Most of what Mr. Tyrnauer serves up is not news, but to have it all in one place is to immerse oneself in a bilious lesson in history.
September 20, 2019
Worth seeing for the incisive witnesses the filmmaker has gathered to recount Cohn's life and speculate on what made him tick.
Top Critic
September 19, 2019
Flamboyant, terrifying, and pointedly timely...
September 19, 2019
A fast and furious portrait that is almost overwhelming in its breadth and depth.
September 19, 2019
As a portrait of Cohn, the documentary is riveting.
September 19, 2019
It offers a blunt, ruthless evisceration - which is to say, a clear-eyed assessment - of the brilliant legal mind who helped send the Rosenbergs to the electric chair and made his reputation as Joseph McCarthy's attack dog.
September 19, 2019
Those who have studied Cohn likely won't learn a whole lot new from the film, but that doesn't make its lessons any less significant, or the narrative as a whole any less enlightening as a road map to Trump's public-relations philosophy.
September 19, 2019
There is no doubt that he was a fascinating and important character, but "Where's My Roy Cohn?" is most interesting for the questions it doesn't explicitly ask.
September 19, 2019
Roy Cohn was way more entertaining than the new documentary about Roy Cohn.
September 18, 2019
What could possibly fill a person with so much denial and self-loathing? But Tyrnauer's approach errs more on the side of book report than character study.
September 4, 2019
A biographical portrait that doubles as an origin story for today's amoral political landscape, its marriage of incisiveness and timeliness should make it an indie hit this fall.
February 4, 2019
Makes a pretty strong case that the New York lawyer and power broker was about as corrupt and mendacious as they come.
February 1, 2019
Bad people tend to make for good documentaries, and Roy Cohn was one of the worst.
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