Mayor

critic Reviews

, 100% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • A clear-eyed look at an extraordinary subject, Mayor makes essential viewing out of one politician's quest to preserve dignity in the midst of bureaucracy.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    Deft editing and unexpectedly affecting music choices make for an engaging portrait of the kind of impassioned and dedicated politician who seems in short supply right now.
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    Matt TurnerLittle White Lies
    Smart, yet somewhat one-sided and process-orientated portrait of a man and his municipality.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    In its gently ironic way, the film depicts an urban centre keen to be treated, and run, as a genuine place to live, a town like any other.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    The film lets you appreciate Hadid's delicate and complex situation.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    The documentary, to me, seemed to be balanced and observational.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    While understated and deeply personal, Mayor cannot avoid the current conflagration in the region.
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    Richard PropesTheIndependentCritic.com
    One can't help but wish that Osit would occasionally dig a bit deeper, though that's clearly not the intention here.
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    Karen MartinArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    A riveting and human portrait of the very likable Musa Hadid... Briskly paced and expertly edited, Mayor is a humbling reminder that not all politicians are cynical opportunists.
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    Dan SchindelHyperallergic
    The film is filled with a surprising amount of good humor.
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    Jordan RaupThe Film Stage
    Far from a message movie, David Osit's sensitive documentary is a captivating, enlightening, and ultimately terrifying look at how to survive day by day when the fight for liberation can seem everlasting.
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