The Way I See It

critic Reviews

, 86% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • The Way I See It takes an engaging look back at a political era from the unique perspective of the photographer who documented it from the inside.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    But what's best about the documentary is all that Obama sun. It's hard to come by these days, even in retrospect.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kevin CrustLos Angeles Times
    Though it goes adrift at times, the film lands at a moment when you may need some uplift and provides a welcome reminder of what executive dignity looks like.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    At times [it] comes close to sounding like a Democratic Party promotional video, especially in the late stretches, but Porter is a talented director who knows every picture tells a story, and boy does Pete Souza have a story to tell.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    A flawed but galvanizing documentary...
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    "The Way I See It" feels like it could carry on being relevant to audiences for decades to come.
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    Simply in terms of presenting a draft of history through his earlier work and scalding commentary via his more recent endeavors, Souza's aim has been true.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    It's not often a political documentary is designed to make the viewer smile - righteous calls to action are the norm - but Dawn Porter's "The Way I See It" elicits grins and laughs, because of the good-natured, happy fella that she profiles.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Angie HanMashable
    The Way I See It feels like little more than a bit of PR fluff for a bygone leader - and perhaps, by extension, his former VP.
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    Sharronda WilliamsPay or Wait
    The Way I See It may be one-sided at times but is a fascinating documentary on the importance of journalism and compassion we desperately need in the world today.
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  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brandy McDonnellThe Oklahoman
    A picture is worth a thousand words, and thousands of pictures make a compelling case for the continued importance of photojournalism in the age of video in "The Way I See It.
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