• Studio: P.O.V.
  • Release Date: Oct 29, 2004
Metascore
62

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Offers only the smallest glimmer of hope that the two sides can work things out through ingenuity and compromise.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    As complex as the issue it tackles.
  3. Reviewed by: Brad Slager
    70
    Hate crimes, racial tensions, economic strife, illegal immigration, and the preservation of white neighborhoods are familiar issues in this nation, but the crux of the documentary Farmingville is where these issues play out.
  4. Reviewed by: James Greenberg
    60
    Tambini and Sandoval lived in the community for a year and present the story with great immediacy. The film could have benefited from some deeper analysis of why these people feel their way of life is so threatened.
  5. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    60
    Though it has the slight, informal feel of a made-for-television documentary shot on video, Farmingville is an unusually sensitive and sophisticated piece of investigative journalism.
  6. 50
    A thoughtful, old-school documentary.
  7. Authentic ethical dialogue is conspicuous for its absence, as is the potentially disturbing view of a normal, working-class corner of American society going not-so-quietly cuckoo.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    Sincere but unexceptional.

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