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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 7, 2013
    40
    Sadly, the film gets mired in traditionalism, something the man himself always railed against. But worth a look for seeing intellectual bravery (still) at work.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Feb 7, 2013
    40
    Considering the importance of the still active 93-year-old poet’s art and social activism, the film seems slight and discursive, more of an introduction than a definitive portrait.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Feb 5, 2013
    40
    Christopher Felver, while an inspired photographer, is not the director for the job; he dutifully ticks off Ferlinghetti’s major achievements — such as the founding of North Beach’s literary mecca, City Lights — yet never imbues his life with anything more than lefty zeal.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Feb 6, 2013
    40
    Christopher Felver's stumbling hagiography Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder does no wrong by its celebrated subject-- but it never illuminates him, either.

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