That Man: Peter Berlin
That Man: Peter Berlin (2006)

As the hedonism of the '70s reached a fever-pitch, few gay porn stars achieved the stratospheric level of success as Night in Black Leather and That Boy star Peter Berlin. In filmmaker Jim Tushinski's insightful documentary tracing… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Tushinski does a nice job of setting up Berlin as a symbol -- remembered by most as a cartoonish character -- and then slowly revealing the man.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Fortunately, Tushinski strikes the right balance throughout, interspersing old erotic photos and stills from Berlin's adult films with entertaining, current-day sound bites.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Taking a subject this self-obsessed, Tushinksi still manages to portray Mr. Berlin in a flattering light.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Sexy and informative documentary.

Nathan Lee
New York Times

One of the enduring icons of gay male eroticism, the phenomenon known as Peter Berlin, is explored, explained, ogled and interviewed in this minor classic of demimonde hagiography.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

It should come as little surprise that a guy known for his looks doesn't get too philosophically deep

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Leslie Felperin
Variety

A workable, if slightly reticent docu portrait of the titular '70s pin-up and porn star.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

As an interview subject, [Berlin] is by turns arrogant, silly and rather touching.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

An affectionate, respectful film that's never less than engaging, no matter what your knowledge of '70s porn.

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