Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

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    Owen GleibermanVariety
    "Created Equal" is structured as a monologue of self-justification, a two-hour infomercial for the decency, the competence, and the conservative role-model aspirationalism of Clarence Thomas.
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    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    With its shrewdly chosen archival clips and lack of opposing voices, this lengthy, often tone-deaf section (especially from today's #MeToo vantage point) plays as if Thomas simply wanted his say for a new generation and got it...
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    One of the most controversial political subjects of his generation is thus afforded an unduly sympathetic portrait - but how else would Pack have been able to get Thomas to sit still long enough for the interview portion of our program?
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    Maybe silence was better.
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    Jennifer SzalaiNew York Times
    About as revelatory as a campaign ad.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    It's meant as an opportunity for Thomas to have his full say, without challenge.
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    Philip MartinArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    The whole idea of the movie is to show Thomas as an avuncular gentleman of high principles and ideals... There's no pretense otherwise, and though I guess you could call this agitprop, it's a very honest kind of agitprop.
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    Megan BashamWORLD
    His is a uniquely American journey, and a glimpse into the mind and making of such a towering figure shouldn't be missed.
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    Dwight BrownNational Newspaper Publishers Association
    A two-hour unperceptive documentary leaves the quietest man on the Supreme Court no less an enigma than before the opening credits rolled.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Filmmaker Pack is a partisan hack and this is artless political agitprop.
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