Tell Them Who You Are
Tell Them Who You Are (2005)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The dysfunctional interaction between director and subject is fascinating, poignant, and revealing of both men and of father-son relationships in general.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

It works as a portrait of a father-son relationship that's awkward, volatile, uneven and always painfully real.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A real gem of a film.

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Robert Davis
Paste Magazine

Tell Them Who You Are radiates dignity, the unusual warmth given off by the frustration of trying to know someone.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

What we really get from son Mark's unusual take is a sterling movie about fathers (especially famous fathers) and offspring.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A vivid picture of a relationship that, like most, isn't quite picture-perfect.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

It's a remarkable documentary, thoroughly enjoyable and one of the most powerful films I've seen in quite some time.

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Ken Tucker
New York Magazine/Vulture

[A] tremendously moving documentary.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

A lively, often hilarious yet profoundly moving experience.

Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

In the end this is a great movie about a filmmaker. It's also a great movie about fathers and sons.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
For the record, I believe that family members should never be involved in recording the life stories of loved ones due to the combination of distance and past… More