Herb and Dorothy Synopsis
"Herb & Dorothy" tells the extraordinary story of Herbert Vogel, a postal clerk, and Dorothy Vogel, a librarian, who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history with very modest means.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The Vogels' story is a very specific one, at once more unexpected and more moving than it might seem at first.
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88

New York Observer

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What is truly amazing, especially in this age of Ponzi schemes and the misappropriation of people’s life savings, is the fact that Herb and...
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80

Time Out New York

Herb and Dorothy are adorable enough, but Sasaki’s documentary really shines when she gives center stage to the grateful artists whom they...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Herb and Dorothy, a documentary by Megumi Sasaki, grows on you just as its subjects do.
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80

Village Voice

By Aaron Hillis
Watching the Vogels mull over art that they don't need to understand only makes their delight more infectious.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
This easygoing movie fully captures the couple's charm and offers a unique look at the '60s and '70s New York art scene.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Seemingly limitless access is what makes the movie interesting.
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70

The New York Times

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Interviews with artists whom they collected testify to their sharp eye and good spirits, while the Vogels themselves, sitting in their same...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Megumi Sasaki's film feels like a cozy visit with neighbors whose insights are priceless.
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50

Washington Post

By Philip Kennicott
You can't hate the film anymore than you can hate Herb and Dorothy. But this is lazy work.
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