Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired Synopsis
Filmmaker Marina Zenovich examines the drugging and rape case involving director Polanski.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
This is a superb picture, sharp, open-minded, wised-up and cinematically accomplished.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The most significant fact of the film is that the prosecutor Gunson, a straight-laced Mormon, agrees with the defender Dalton that justice...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
Engrossing and well-researched documentary.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It was a true media circus, and despite Polanski's work before and since, the film shows how it will forever be his first association in...
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The film walks a fine line between contempt for Polanski's crimes and sympathy for his trials and his screwed-up psyche, and it manages...
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Portland Oregonian

By M. E. Russell
I wish Zenovich wasn't forced to skate surfaces when it comes to Polanski's perspective -- his interviews are vague and archival -- but she...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The phrase in the title "wanted and desired" is offered by a producer friend of Polanski's who describes him as "wanted" in the United...
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Film Threat

The film is most remarkable when it exposes the ease with which the press and a self-obsessed judge can pervert the country's justice...
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Boston Globe

If you go into "Wanted and Desired" with preconceptions, prepare to feel them challenged and altered, even if they are ultimately...
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San Francisco Chronicle

With a subject like Roman Polanski, you don't really need to do much to capture audience interest. But maybe that's the reason Roman...
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great review on YouTube

By hfgirl
There is a great review of this doc on YouTube by two old school film veterans and they have extra special insight on Polanski check it out [BLOCKED WEBSITE]...

All the awards and commentary doesn't change the fact that he is/was a rapist of children

By vdeangel
It seems the judicial system was not fair to Roman, nor us as it turns out. What should have happened was for him to be convicted of statutory rape and then sentenced to 15-20 years in prison. All...

Only for Sharon Tate

By sharon_tate_fanatic
The documentary was pretty boring, unless you are interested in the case then you will think otherwise. However I gave this a 50-50 rating because of the rare Sharon Tate clips, I'm a huge Sharon fan...

Justice...NOT for some!

By dllandes
Despite the fact that what Polanski did was a crime (he plead guilty to a single charge), JUSTICE was not carried out, in that he did not, and would receive a fair and unbiased sentencing hearing....