The Ballad of Greenwich Village

critic Reviews

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    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe
    You'd think a place renowned for its avant-gardism and its radical chic would receive a less by-the-numbers treatment.
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    Stephen WhittyNewark Star-Ledger
    Director Karen Kramer, whose labor of love this clearly is, has assembled some remarkable footage.
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    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News
    If you've ever harbored a secret wish to jump on one of those Big Apple buses or join a local walking tour, you'll find what you're looking for here.
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    Stephen HoldenNew York Times
    Some revealing historical facts are scattered through Karen Kramer's documentary about Greenwich Village. Most of the film, however, is devoted to sound bites from celebrities who used to live or hang out there.
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    Lou LumenickNew York Post
    [A] sometimes entertaining and illuminating, but more often superficial, labor of love.
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    Jan StuartNewsday
    The Ballad of Greenwich Village is a safe movie about a renegade place.
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    David LambleBay Area Reporter
    Kramer's incisive portrait explains the Village's uniquely crooked streets...
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    Ken FoxTV Guide
    Those most interested in seeing it -- New Yorkers themselves -- will probably be left wanting a bit more.
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    Toni SchlesingerVillage Voice
    Karen Kramer's hopeful, lovingly made documentary, a ballad with a recurrent refrain, never lets us forget that the spirit will not die.
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