Won't You Be My Neighbor? Reviews

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March 24, 2020
This gentle, positive treatment of Rogers coincides with the show's values but devalues his enormous social importance.
February 20, 2020
It's devastating and wonderful.
February 6, 2020
It's a lovely inspirational little piece, eschewing schmaltzy sentimentality for genuine emotion.
February 1, 2020
Almost as if in these times of uncertainty and constant worry, we need a figure to trust in.
January 17, 2020
Documentaries are always judged first by their subject, and Neville has a knack for choosing exactly the right ones. A master of documentary structure, he makes the case for Rogers' continued relevance right out of the gate.
December 12, 2019
The production's gentle and visual style are essential in keeping this trolley moving on the right tracks.
December 11, 2019
Won't You Be My Neighbor? confirms what you already knew: Mr. Rogers was a really great man. It's a 134-minute sigh of relief.
November 22, 2019
My heart was warmed to near exploding by seeing the great man on screen.
August 20, 2019
We may never have another Mister Rogers, but shouldn't we be looking for ways to use media the way he did -- to edify and dignify and model virtue?
August 15, 2019
'Won't You Be My Neighbor?' reminds viewers of the good that is in this world, even in the most challenging of times. The documentary is a wonderful tribute to Mister Rogers and should be watched by fans young and old.
July 16, 2019
A bittersweet portrait of a man who lived a compassionate life free of pretensions, and whose message sadly feels lost in today's callous world.
June 21, 2019
...a powerful, emotional portrait of the most genuine man to ever grace this Earth.
June 15, 2019
A beautiful invitation.
June 5, 2019
Rather than find ways to explore Rogers' issues with depression, insecurity, and isolation growing up as a child, he utilizes animated sequences that show a young Rogers played by his puppet Daniel Tiger. Tactics like this are lazy, and simplistic.
June 3, 2019
A truly moving film, a work of profound beauty that exalts the best in all of us by examining the life of a man who truly embodied the best of what humanity could be.
May 22, 2019
An admirable film effectively informing the audience about a great man who spread love despite the differences we all have.
May 15, 2019
Won't You Be My Neighbor? is the best kind of documentary as it beautifully explores the life of a great man.
April 11, 2019
Even those who weren't lucky enough to experience Fred Rogers's charm when they were children will still find the documentary engrossing...
March 2, 2019
Y'all NEED to see this film. Just be prepared to get emotional and mourn the loss of a man who devoted his life to being kind.
February 26, 2019
Even if you didn't watch his show I think you will be moved by Fred's story and the impact of his message.
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