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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    Sep 11, 2012
    50
    An industry that's lost 90% of its silent films and which has consistently demonstrated - montage lip-service aside - a staggering lack of interest in its own history can hardly be trusted to transfer films from format to format and keep them intact, let alone in good shape.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Sep 1, 2012
    50
    Alas, if you're someone who enjoys movies as, say, a two-hour escape, you may find this documentary on the death of film at digital's hands a bit too inside baseball.

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User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 7, 2012
    9
    An informative documentary that is interesting because so many prominent movie makes give their two cents on the subject.
  2. Sep 11, 2012
    8
    I was already convinced that digital is the way to go for feature film acquisition but it's fun to see the industry professionals have theirI was already convinced that digital is the way to go for feature film acquisition but it's fun to see the industry professionals have their say. It's clear that it takes talented and tech-savvy people like David Fincher, James Cameron, George Lucas and Robert Rodriguez to use it efficiently and not succumb to sloppy filmmaking just coz digital makes it 'easier'. Film still has some value as an acquisition medium but the whole post chain is already digital anyway. An recommended viewing for people who want a clear but not overly technical update on the film vs digital battle. Interviews done by Keanu Reeves. Full Review »
  3. Oct 4, 2014
    10
    It's great to see the professional people from the industry to talk about Analog vs. Digital. And there are a LOT of them. And Keanu ReevesIt's great to see the professional people from the industry to talk about Analog vs. Digital. And there are a LOT of them. And Keanu Reeves presents it. If you are interested in behind the scenes of film making, it won't dissapoint to see this documentary. Full Review »