Tell Them Who You Are
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Mark Wexler is a successful photojournalist who has also distinguished himself as a documentary filmmaker, but in many ways he has spent much of his life in the shadow of his more famous father, Haskell Wexler. One of Hollywood's greatest cinematographers, Haskell is also known as a director (he made the acclaimed feature Medium Cool as well as a handful of documentaries) and as a tireless political activist. But while Haskell is widely respected as a major talent, he's also known for being fiercely opinionated and difficult to work with, and Mark makes no secret of the fact that… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It works as a portrait of a father-son relationship that's awkward, volatile, uneven and always painfully real."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"A real gem of a film."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Tell Them Who You Are radiates dignity, the unusual warmth given off by the frustration of trying to know someone."
‑ Robert Davis, Paste Magazine
"A desperately sad look at two men whose determination to rebel against their heritage and succeed in their artform has rendered them unable to communicate. Compelling stuff, though."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"A unique and luminous achievement."
‑ Kurt Loder, MTV
"What we really get from son Mark's unusual take is a sterling movie about fathers (especially famous fathers) and offspring."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"A vivid picture of a relationship that, like most, isn't quite picture-perfect."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"It's a remarkable documentary, thoroughly enjoyable and one of the most powerful films I've seen in quite some time."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"With dad calling junior's filmmaking skills into question at every turn, this is a fascinating blend of fact and friction."
‑ Matthew Leyland, BBC.com
"Equal parts fan mail and home video from Hell, Tell Them Who You Are is a fascinating piece of father-son psychotherapy la Hollywood."
‑ Mattias Frey, Boston Phoenix
"[A] tremendously moving documentary."
‑ Ken Tucker, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A lively, often hilarious yet profoundly moving experience."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"In the end this is a great movie about a filmmaker. It's also a great movie about fathers and sons."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"a rare film of startling sincerity"
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"The subject is a fascinating one, and the film is worth watching just to see how impressive Wexler's career has been."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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