(2002)

Critic Reviews

73

Metascore

Based on 17 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
L.A. Weekly
The result is fascinating, whether you're smitten by him or his work, or simply intrigued by contemporary thought.
80
The adoring and adorable documentary on the philosopher Jacques Derrida.
80
Wall Street Journal
Challenging and fascinating -- everything you didn't know you didn't know about Derrida's life and work.
80
Village Voice
The movie is ultimately about the philosopher's personality -- if you loved "Lingua Franca" (and what lumpen academoid did not?), you'll certainly dig Derrida.
80
An absolutely first-rate documentary.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The picture's charm lies in the continuing by-play between the filmmakers and their subject, with each side doing its best to deconstruct the other.
75
The sort of film one should probably see either a half-dozen times or not at all. It's a complex, highly ambitious documentary that aptly reflects its subject, contemporary French philosopher Jacques Derrida.
75
Nicely photographed and beautifully scored.
75
New York Post
The result puts a human face on Derrida, and makes one of the great minds of our times interesting and accessible to people who normally couldn't care less.
67
Portland Oregonian
A charming but only partly satisfying portrait of its subject.

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