This Is Not a Movie

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    Robert AbeleLos Angeles Times
    However one ultimately feels about Fisk's reportorial compass, "This Is Not a Movie" presents a necessary, thought-provoking portrait of a dedicated truth-seeker.
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    Cath ClarkeGuardian
    After a lifetime reporting on conflict, Fisk reflects on the capacity of human beings to cause chaos on such a scale.
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    Simon HouptGlobe and Mail
    [A] laudatory, engaging profile of [Robert Fisk]...
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    Jordan MintzerHollywood Reporter
    A film that can sometimes feel more laudatory than necessary, but provides a comprehensive portrait of a man who has become essential reading.
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    Diane CarsonKDHX (St. Louis)
    A terrific movie.
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    Mark JenkinsSlant Magazine
    The documentary adroitly demonstrates that Fisk is still motivated by the boyish curiosity that drew him to journalism.
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    It's an enjoyable documentary, chronicling an extraordinary life, but it often feels just a little too cosy.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    What you get from him is the truth, whether you like it or not.
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    Randall KingWinnipeg Free Press
    After watching the documentary, viewers may feel galvanized by Fisk's energy and passion, ready to keep fighting their own battles, even if it's all for nothing.
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    Liam LaceyOriginal Cin
    Unlike his previous films, director Yung Chang's admiring doc on Robert Fisk is very much a one-man show, and raises critical questions about both journalism and the fraught business of reporting on war.
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