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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4

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  1. Lyn
    Oct 20, 2014
    8
    I think most movie lovers would enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the casting process and the woman whose intuitive work helped to make the casting director not only more important, but more appreciated. It's fun to hear about "stroke of genius" moves in which the right person managed to land in the right role ... for example, Jon Voight in "Midnight Cowboy," and Robert Redford & PaulI think most movie lovers would enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the casting process and the woman whose intuitive work helped to make the casting director not only more important, but more appreciated. It's fun to hear about "stroke of genius" moves in which the right person managed to land in the right role ... for example, Jon Voight in "Midnight Cowboy," and Robert Redford & Paul Newman swapping roles in "Butch Cassidy." It might have been interesting to hear more about some casting debacles, as well. Expand
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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Nov 1, 2013
    80
    This is an illuminating close-up on a vital cog in the moviemaking machine and a fresh perspective on key episodes in the birth of the New Hollywood.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 31, 2013
    60
    A look into one of the most invisible, and crucial, of cinematic disciplines. Using the seminal casting director Marion Dougherty as a subject, the film walks us through the intricacies of casting, with insight from Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Robert Redford and others.
  3. Reviewed by: Daphne Howland
    Oct 29, 2013
    80
    While Dougherty clearly had an almost eerie sense of how a particular actor might inhabit a part, this film also shows that she may have single-handedly created a filmmaking craft and then made it indispensable.