Herblock: The Black & the White
Herblock: The Black & the White (2013)

Herbert L. Block looked to Ted Koppel like a "Vermont pharmacist" - not "the most feared editorial cartoonist in the country." And to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Block was ahead of everyone on Watergate just six… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 16, 2013
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Hank Stuever
Washington Post

It's a factually accurate account of the man's work and its importance and meaning in (and beyond) the nation's capital, especially now, in all this bitterly partisan noise.

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Jeet Heer
The New Republic

Oppressively celebratory and numbingly reverential.

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Staci Layne Wilson

Although a lot of it is talking heads, I was never once bored: the editing and presentation are every bit as dynamic as the anecdotes.

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Robert Bianco
USA Today

In print, on the Internet and through multiple mobile platforms, newspapers solider on, but editorial cartoonists are an endangered species. Watching Herblock may show you why they're worth saving.

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David Hinckley
New York Daily News

He returned continuously to themes of economic and social justice. Starting his career at the beginning of the Great Depression cemented those instincts and gave him material to develop a distinctive style for portraying haves and have-nots.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

A provocative, illuminating and vital tribute to Herbert Block. It should be mandatory viewing for every young American.

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David Von Drehle
TIME Magazine

Herblock is an earnest, well-made accounting of a remarkable and important life.

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Verne Gay

Loving, informative, often fascinating portrait. But it could've done without the re-enactments.

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