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ZIPPER: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride Reviews

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 15, 2013
Entertaining and engrossing...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2013
The story isn't over by the time "Zipper" ends, but Nicholson manages to close on a nostalgic, if not quite hopeful, note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly
August 28, 2013
More effective as a loving send-off than an insightful look at the so-called "tides of progress" that have led to Coney Island's slow decline.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 10, 2013
A gentle, informative elegy for Coney Island which will never be the same again.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 9, 2013
"Zipper'' tells a story of a Coney Island that is still very much a work in progress, and where there seems to be no room for small-time operators like Eddie Miranda.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
August 8, 2013
Though not terribly nuanced, a bit muddled and lacking certain perspectives, "Zipper" drives home the fragile identity of even the city's signature locales and the alarming cultural myopia of much redevelopment ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jenna Scherer
Time Out
August 6, 2013
Combining footage of embattled town meetings and raucous boardwalk scenes with evenhanded interviews and visualized statistics, Zipper is a compelling argument for a populist Coney Island whose days are, alas, numbered.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
August 5, 2013
Amy Nicholson's documentary feels warm and fuzzy about its subject, but at the same time depersonalized.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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