• Released
  • October 19, 2011
  • (Limited 10/19)
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • Documentary
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Paul Goodman Changed My Life Synopsis
The life and work of the philosopher.
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The A.V. Club

By Sam Adams
Perhaps it's a tribute to the breadth of Goodman's life that even after 90 minutes, it feels as if we've just scratched the surface.
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80

Village Voice

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As bluntly humanist and free-ranging as its subject, this brisk take on the life of poet, sociologist, educator, psychologist, and general...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Filled with abundant evidence of Goodman as a public intellectual, assembled by its director Jonathan Lee, who believes the time is here...
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75

Slant Magazine

By Bill Weber
This bio-documentary of a New Left godfather presents a formidable character simpatico with today's zeitgeist in his championing of...
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70

Chicago Reader

By Andrea Gronvall
In this heady documentary, TV footage of left-wing social critic Paul Goodman being interviewed by conservative host William F. Buckley Jr....
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70

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
I suspect that he would have approved of Mr. Lee's film, and not only because it approves so unreservedly of him. Paul Goodman Changed My...
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70

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Reminiscences about Goodman and readings of his poetry are played over old pictures that capture his singularly seductive appeal and lively...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Mostly though, it feels like we're watching a superficial gloss on Goodman's CV rather than a probing interrogation of his legacy. For the...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As documentaries go, it's an able introduction that doesn't make its subject nearly as relevant to our current discontents as it could.
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