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Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes a fittingly patient and honest look at the life and legacy of a television pioneer whose work has enriched generations.

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From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

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"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" doesn't deify Rogers, but it makes a strong argument that as a neighbor, he was one of a kind.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This timely doc will resonate deeply with anyone who remembers Rogers befriending them from the small screen.

June 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

You don't need a strong nostalgic connection to Rogers' show to feel genuinely moved by the man's essential goodness, all the more as Neville contrasts it with today's public discourse.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

As Oscar winner Morgan Neville's timely, tear-duct lubricating documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" makes clear, the easily parodied, often underestimated icon of children's television was a total badass.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

The question is not did you cry, but rather how many times and when.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Won't You Be My Neighbor? offers us some hope; Rogers's approach, the film seems to say, can be unexpectedly powerful.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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Love the man...love the film. (6-15-18)

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