Toots
Toots (2008)

"Toots Shor is many things to many people," said Edward R. Murrow of the legendary Manhattan saloonkeeper in 1955. A friend to the famous, a crook to the feds, father, brother, gambler, bum, but most of all Toots Shor was the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 21, 2008
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Restaurateur Toots Shor gets an overdue documentary close-up courtesy of his granddaughter, director Kristi Jacobson, in the enjoyable, well-assembled Toots.

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Laura Kern
New York Times

Cheers to Ms. Jacobson for keeping alive the memory of New York nightlife's golden era, and a man who embodied it.

Matthew Nestel
Boxoffice Magazine

Toots is a euphoric rewind to a bygone era when the speakeasies and the saloon congregations drew a faithful patronage that rivaled the Catholic Church.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

You see Toots, and you wish you had been there.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Toots leaves you longing for a more public culture, for places where the palship isn't just the upshot of intoxication. It's a cinematic happy hour.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A real treat and a booster shot of sweet nostalgia.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Affectionately and vividly recalls a bygone New York era.

Eddie Cockrell
Variety

A nostalgic, meticulously researched full course meal from granddaughter Kristi Jacobson that will whet appetites of fest, specialty and tube diners.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Charts with unabashed affection its subject's rise from Jewish discrimination as a kid in South Philly to magnetic celebrity and close friend to Jackie Gleason, Frank Sinatra, Joe Dimagio, and Frank Gifford.

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