Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Sep 12, 2012
    70
    The historical road less traveled - shot in re-enactments that are obviously familiar with the terrain - is beguiling enough.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Sep 15, 2012
    50
    It's a nice little human interest story, but hardly seems worthy of this full-length treatment.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Sep 13, 2012
    50
    The Manzanar Fishing Club has enough interesting footage for perhaps a 15-minute segment of a TV news magazine. Beyond that, my eyes started to glaze over with endless talk about rods, reels and bait.
  4. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Sep 13, 2012
    50
    The time with these survivors is appreciated, as who knows how much longer we'll have access to this living history. But I'd rather have heard them describe something other than bait, or how their fishing rods advanced from willow to bamboo to items from the Sears catalog.
  5. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Sep 12, 2012
    50
    At its best, the film uses fishing as a window into the internment experience. At its worst, it uses the internment story as the backdrop for a documentary on trout fishing.

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