Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Reviews

  • It's not quite the same thrill as glimpsing the man behind the curtain of the great and powerful Oz, but for journalism junkies, the fascination of Page One: Inside The New York Times is something like that.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • It flits from topic to topic, character to character, explaining almost nothing.

    Michael Kinsley — New York Times

  • The movie is a clear-eyed and engrossing look at an important subject.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • The pure process of teasing out a story and getting it into accurately reported shape is fascinating to watch and more collaborative than you would expect.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Will Page One lead American kids to that golden city behind the pay wall on their iPad? Not sure about that, but the movie is at least someone's answered prayer.

    J. Hoberman — Village Voice

  • This terrific tale of an establishment in transition ultimately plays like "All the President's Men," with the intrigue coming from inside the building.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • If you're reading this article, chances are you have at least a passing interest in the role and value of newspapers. You like original reporting and writing enough to pay for it, online or on newsprint. And you'd probably enjoy Page One.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • It ignores the many other things the paper does well, such as foreign, financial, and national-affairs reporting, and Rossi misses the underbrush, the secret life and murmured music of the place.

    David Denby — New Yorker

  • I enjoyed the film very much. It was a visceral pleasure to see a hard-boiled guy like David Carr at its center.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • As an avid media watcher, I didn't come away from this with any new insights, but the movie is a pretty good snapshot of the daily newspaper business in transition and turmoil.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Page One centers around the Times' media desk, all these big, breaking stories - Iraq, WikiLeaks - come and go, offering drama and distraction, but little in the way of coherence and closure.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Page One is entertaining enough, but for a film concerned with the value of news, it offers little that's actually new.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • The film is interesting and at times enlightening, but it's all over the map.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • This efficiently assembled primer hardly counts as a revelatory dispatch from the old-vs.-new-media frontlines, but its ideas will engross anyone for whom the viability of traditional newsgathering remains a matter of pressing significance.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • Basically a carefully airbrushed and authorized portrait of the Gray Lady during 14 months when there was serious speculation about the paper's impending demise.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

  • A fascinating study of a newspaper doing its best to not just survive but to continue to do so with excellence while the world tilts beneath the venerable broadsheet.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • In journalism parlance, we have a dozen or so sidebars crowding out a fabulous front-page feature.

    Stephen Cole — Globe and Mail

  • It's full of juicy, chewy nuggets for journalists, journalist-haters and news junkies.

    Andrew O'Hehir — Salon.com

  • Page One, Andrew Rossi's informative, timely, but never quite revelatory documentary about the financial struggles at the New York Times, has the almost-greatness of an opportunity missed.

    Dana Stevens — Slate

  • A film promising to take us behind the scenes of the Times for a year should show us more of the rationale behind the paper's big choices instead of viewing them from the remove of reporters.

    John DeFore — Hollywood Reporter

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