The Address

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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 15, 2014
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  • Summary: Ken Burns' follows a group of boys between 11-17-years-old who attend The Greenwood School, a boarding school where many of the children have learning issues such as ADHD or dyslexia, learn the Gettysburg Address.
  • Genre(s): Movie/Mini-Series, News/Documentary, Documentary
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  1. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    May 6, 2014
    The Address ultimately can’t nail its ending.... ut so much of The Address accomplishes what it sets out to do and is so different from Burns’ typical work that it becomes a fascinating sidebar in his filmography.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 5, 2014
    A documentary on PBS that has little to do with the war but is quietly revelatory, just as that earlier work was.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 5, 2014
    The Address is ragged and homely; it feels homemade, even amateurish at times.... But it is full of life and feeling; its rawness suits the subject, and helps rather than hinders Burns' cause.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    May 5, 2014
    As documentary subjects, the boys are in many ways impenetrable. Getting them to ignore the camera and just be themselves is next to impossible, but there are revealing, achingly honest moments that make the film worth watching.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 5, 2014
    While The Address is laudable, based on how loudly Burns’ voice echoes across the network, this one-off amounts to little more than an understated bit of throat-clearing before the next event.
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    The movie feels too long, padded even, but its relaxed vibe and non-cloying tone are a tonic.
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