Written September 17, 2014
Beautifully executed documentary! As a consumate New Yorker for over 30 years, I was so touch by the content and information in the film that important for the history books. Ed Koch was truly a one of kind and loved this city... May he rest in peace and know that we will always be looking ofr his feedback and opinion!
Written October 29, 2014
The seminal events of the 1970's and early '80s are told from one man's perspective, but what a perspective it is. He was perhaps one of NYC's greatest mayors.
Written November 26, 2014
He died on the same day his movie came out. WOW!!!
Written July 31, 2015
You don't have to have been in the Koch Admoinistration or a nerdy student of politics to enjoy this movie, it's definitely entertaining and provdes a broad "slice of life" glimpse of New York City and its politics. Drawback is that in the objectives of turning this movie in under 2 hours (and even under 1 hr/45 mins), and ensuring the subject's loyalty to the movie, the issues are painted with little nuance or detail. Some further coverage of the complexity of the dynamics behind the various topics addressed (real estate development, AIDS, racial tensions) would have made the movie a more valueable and accurate depiction of NYC life in the 70's and 80's.
Written July 30, 2015
We will likely never see the likes of him in another politician, NY politician in our lifetime.
He was a real character, and certainly for the people. I was concerned since his passing, that I had seen everything in this film on all the clips shown on news broadcasts--however, thankfully that was not the case. A native New Yorker, there were things I was surprised to find out about Ed Koch, particularly he did have a lot of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews...a very pleasant surprise, and seeing them speak so eloquently of their uncle at the funeral this morning was quite satisfying. In addition, I was completely unaware of the situation with the Sydenham hospital uptown (before my time in Manhattan and my interest in politics) and was reminded of how he disappointed those in the gay community during the AIDS crisis. The film was a "hoot," historical and entertaining, I recommend it highly.