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Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jan 25, 2013
    80
    Kudos to writer-director Antonino D'Ambrosio for taking such an eclectic and disparate number of aims, thoughts, subjects and mediums and creating the smart and inspiring - and uniquely whole -documentary that is Let Fury Have the Hour.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Dec 12, 2012
    70
    A curiously warm-and-fuzzy hindsight interpretation of artistic aggression, delivered by the artists themselves.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Packham
    Dec 11, 2012
    70
    The film joyfully surveys the evolution of a politically informed artistic movement, set to a soundtrack that includes MC5, Rage Against the Machine, DJ Spooky, and others.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Dec 12, 2012
    60
    Feel-good documentary gathers great interviews but isn't sure what they add up to.
  5. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Dec 13, 2012
    50
    The film is one-sided and at times unfocused, but it makes a lot of sense politically.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 13, 2012
    50
    Infinitely less than the sum of its parts, Antonino D'Ambrosio's Let Fury Have the Hour crams 50 thoughtful artists into a disappointingly muddled film.
  7. Reviewed by: Kenji Fujishima
    Dec 10, 2012
    50
    On a political level, the film is far from a Godardian dialectic, so the view of history that emerges is, to say the least, blinkered.
  8. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Dec 13, 2012
    40
    The result is undoubtedly impassioned. But it's also so blinkered and self-congratulatory that it feels like an undergraduate thesis project. Even if you relate to the cause, you may find yourself frustrated by the effort.
  9. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Dec 11, 2012
    40
    More of a massive back-patting for bleeding hearts than a comprehensive-or even semi-comprehensive-survey of DIY protest art, the film unintentionally makes the perfect valentine for the OWS version of radicalism: It's righteous, full of rage and cripplingly unfocused.

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