The Cruise
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This black-and-white low-budget documentary focuses on garrulous guide Timothy "Speed" Levitch, who talks to tourists traveling on the Gray Line's double-decker Manhattan tour buses. Getting to the core of the Big Apple, the loquacious Levitch is a font of factoids, noting the residences of such past famed figures as Henry Miller, Thomas Paine, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain, John Reed, and Edith Wharton) as he delivers diatribes, spouts quotes, and offers opinions, revealing his love-hate relationship with New York City. Shot in video with a blow-up to 35mm, The Cruise was shown at… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Is there a more annoying person than Timothy Speed Levitch?"
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Levitch is a subject compelling enough to remind us of the ecstatic joy that can come from the simple act of walking through a door."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
"A zany, bizarre documentary that matches the energy and eccentricity of New York City."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A most unique character study."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The documentary works so well because Speed's for real, as is his flowery monologue and his genuine NYC nasal accent."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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