The Way I See It

critic Reviews

, 84% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Way I See It takes an engaging look back at a political era from the unique perspective of the photographer who documented it from the inside.
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    Angie HanMashable
    The Way I See It feels like little more than a bit of PR fluff for a bygone leader - and perhaps, by extension, his former VP.
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    Marjorie BaumgartenAustin Chronicle
    Photographers, like writers, do not usually make the best film subjects. Director Dawn Porter, who also directed John Lewis: Good Trouble, doesn't find a good way around this.
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    Dwight BrownNational Newspaper Publishers Association
    Prepared to be moved and awed in ways you wouldn't expect. It's a trip down memory lane that should excite citizens about the possibilities for tomorrow.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    But what's best about the documentary is all that Obama sun. It's hard to come by these days, even in retrospect.
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    Kevin CrustLos Angeles Times
    Though it goes adrift at times, the film lands at a moment when you may need some uplift and provides a welcome reminder of what executive dignity looks like.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    Souza reminds us of how much of our sense of events is formed by images, and in his new documentary, "The Way I See It," like the photographs he took, reward a deeper look.
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    No matter your political affiliation, The Way I See It gives an astounding look at the most intimate moments of our nation's history, allowing regular citizens to take a peek behind the curtain at our leaders.
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    James CrootStuff.co.nz
    The result is a rare look into what goes on behind the gates, an opportunity to see two Commanders in Chief not only in their public prime, but also as husbands and fathers, and a fascinating study of the power of photography.
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    Armond WhiteNational Review
    In his work and in this film, Souza conflates idolatry with history.
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    Dan SchindelHyperallergic
    This privileging of tone and affect over deed and effect evinces a truly toothless vision of politics and the presidency, one with no consideration of power and how it works.
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