The Way I See It

critic Reviews

, 87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Way I See It takes an engaging look back at a political era from the unique perspective of the photographer who documented it from the inside.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    At times [it] comes close to sounding like a Democratic Party promotional video, especially in the late stretches, but Porter is a talented director who knows every picture tells a story, and boy does Pete Souza have a story to tell.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    A flawed but galvanizing documentary...
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    "The Way I See It" feels like it could carry on being relevant to audiences for decades to come.
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    Simply in terms of presenting a draft of history through his earlier work and scalding commentary via his more recent endeavors, Souza's aim has been true.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    The movie is impeccably crafted and consistently engaging.
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    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Chronicle
    The film is anchored in a public lecture given by Souza, in which he shows his photos and tells their stories. Interspersed with these vignettes are scenes of Souza and Obama behind the scenes.
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    Rene SanchezCine Sin Fronteras
    A timely and emotional documentary that reminds us the qualities that every presidential candidate must possess. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Michael WardShould I See It
    ...crafting The Way I See It as something of a motion picture scrapbook, with narratives, proves compelling.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    Souza reminds us of how much of our sense of events is formed by images, and in his new documentary, "The Way I See It," like the photographs he took, reward a deeper look.
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    Harvey S. KartenBig Apple Reviews
    A first-rate photographer turns out to be a man with a first-rate emphatic personality.
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