Herblock: The Black & the White
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Herblock: The Black & the White
Herbert L. Block looked to Ted Koppel like a "Vermont pharmacist" - not "the most feared editorial cartoonist in the country." And to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Block was ahead of everyone on Watergate just six days after the break-in: "We had thought it was probably a CIA operation... and did not think it was going to go to the White House. But Herb knew!" Block started cartooning in his Chicago teens and went on to win four Pulitzer Prizes and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during 55 years at the "Washington Post." He challenged the high and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a factually accurate account of the man's work and its importance and meaning in (and beyond) the nation's capital, especially now, in all this bitterly partisan noise."
‑ Hank Stuever, Washington Post
"Oppressively celebratory and numbingly reverential."
‑ Jeet Heer, The New Republic
"Although a lot of it is talking heads, I was never once bored: the editing and presentation are every bit as dynamic as the anecdotes."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"In print, on the Internet and through multiple mobile platforms, newspapers solider on, but editorial cartoonists are an endangered species. Watching Herblock may show you why they're worth saving."
‑ Robert Bianco, USA Today
"He returned continuously to themes of economic and social justice. Starting his career at the beginning of the Great Depression cemented those instincts and gave him material to develop a distinctive style for portraying haves and have-nots."
‑ David Hinckley, New York Daily News
"A provocative, illuminating and vital tribute to Herbert Block. It should be mandatory viewing for every young American."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"Herblock is an earnest, well-made accounting of a remarkable and important life."
‑ David Von Drehle, TIME Magazine
"Loving, informative, often fascinating portrait. But it could've done without the re-enactments."
‑ Verne Gay, Newsday
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