New York Times
Entertaining….a thorough, skillfully assembled chronology
– Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Los Angeles Times
Wholly satisfying…a lovingly packaged greatest hits from a legendary rebel of letters.
-Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
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Interview with Nicholas Wrathall by Emma Brown (read the interview)
CRITICS PICK: Immensely enjoyable…invigorating.
– Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
Gore Vidal: The man behind the intellectual legend
see the interview)
‘Highly entertaining…a fine memorial to one of 20th-century America’s most brilliant, original — and cranky — thinkers’
The Hollywood Reporter
Gore was ‘an engagingly brilliant and funny provocateur….the film, which received its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, should enjoy healthy specialized theatrical bookings before a long life in ancillary.’
‘A terrific documentary…writer/director Nicholas Wrathall does a heroic job of packing Vidal’s eventful life into the film’s 89 minutes.’
‘For sheer entertainment value, few docs can equal Gore Vidal the United States of Amnesia by Nicholas Wrathall, a portrait of the novelist, playwright, polemicist, public intellectual.’
Time Out NY
‘Nicholas Wrathall’s treasure-trove documentary does a terrific job of summing up the late political writer’s life and work.’
– Wilbert L. Cooper, Vice Magazine
An unabashed love letter to its subject that captures how and why Vidal became one of the dominant public intellectuals of the 20th century.
– Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
Kings Road Magazine
A fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism.
– Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi, Kings Road Magazine
A hugely entertaining biography of one of the great observers of the American century
– MaryAnn Johansen, Flick Filosopher
– Stephen Whitty, Star Ledger
An immensely rich portrait.
-Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal
- -Louise Adams, Edge Publications
A moving and lively look at one of the great intellectuals of his day.
– Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast
The Society Diaries
A fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait.
– Lance Avery Morgan, The Society Diaries
‘The cinematography is exquisite….everything is gloriously vivid, and the archival footage blends seamlessly into the meat of the film.’
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