• Released
  • March 30, 2012
  • 1 hr 14 min
  • Documentary
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70

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
The historical road less traveled - shot in re-enactments that are obviously familiar with the terrain - is beguiling enough.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
It's a nice little human interest story, but hardly seems worthy of this full-length treatment.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The Manzanar Fishing Club has enough interesting footage for perhaps a 15-minute segment of a TV news magazine. Beyond that, my eyes started to glaze over with endless talk about rods, reels and bait.
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50

The New York Times

The time with these survivors is appreciated, as who knows how much longer we'll have access to this living history. But I'd rather have heard them describe something other than bait, or how their fishing rods advanced from willow to bamboo to items from the Sears catalog.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
At its best, the film uses fishing as a window into the internment experience. At its worst, it uses the internment story as the backdrop for a documentary on trout fishing.
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52 out of 100
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