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Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Oct 2, 2012
    90
    As Cash might say, it has the heart, and it has the blood, and by the time childhood chatter is played back again, feeling is soaked through it like the sweat in Cash's guitar strap.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Sep 13, 2013
    75
    You get a strong whiff of what it must have been like to be Johnny Cash, or his exasperated manager, from this film. It would make a good companion piece to “Walk the Line.”
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Sep 5, 2013
    70
    In the end, despite the clunky mix of narrative formats, My Father and the Man in Black makes for an illuminating alternate history of sorts to the Hollywoodized version of Cash's ascendancy in "Walk the Line."
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Oct 10, 2012
    70
    The film offers a privileged perspective on crucial moments in Johnny Cash's career, and serious fans will likely warm to it on the small screen.

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