The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby Synopsis
Filmmaker Carl Colby delves into the life and experiences of the former CIA director.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
At once a deeply personal film and an important historical document, The Man Nobody Knew leaves us with an incomplete portrait of a man....
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Carl Colby's deeply felt exploration of his father's life and career is as emotionally, as it is historically, intriguing, even if the...
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80

Time Out New York

By David Fear
The film occasionally skews a little on the PBS-dry side, but in terms of looking back on a legacy of American skullduggery and high-level...
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80

Village Voice

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Respectful, loving, but never lionizing, Carl's thorough investigation transcends his personal catharsis to become an enduring treatise on...
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80

The New York Times

Carl Colby's smart, fact-packed film The Man Nobody Knew operates on many levels, all riveting.
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75

Slant Magazine

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At the same time that director Carl Colby probes into the true character of his mysterious father through an arsenal of interviews with...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The Man Nobody Knew is packed with knowledge of another sort. It amounts to an absorbing, sometimes appalling course in how U.S. foreign...
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Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Oddly, the director's personal connection with his subject adds little warmth, filmmaker Carl proving nearly as unemotional as his deadpan...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
The family snapshots are more revealing. The sight of Colby wearing a tie at family picnics really says something about the sort of man he...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Even his wife barely knew him, recalling for her son the peculiarities of raising a family amid Daddy's cloak and dagger - and if she's...
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The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby review

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great!...