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      Mike Wallace Is Here

      PG-13 Released Jul 26, 2019 1 hr. 34 min. Documentary Biography TRAILER for Mike Wallace Is Here: Trailer 1 List
      95% 91 Reviews Tomatometer 86% Fewer than 50 Verified Ratings Audience Score For over half a century, "60 Minutes" fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today's precarious tipping point. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jun 13 Buy Now

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      As solidly compelling as its subject's best reporting, Mike Wallace Is Here is a worthy tribute and an engrossing look at the changing landscape of modern news.

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      Peter P Missed the mark. No insights into what made him tick. Cute attempt to have the words of interviewees substitute for what the moviemakers apparently feel Wallace would say. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/04/19 Full Review Audience Member An engaging look at some of the largest world figures and events of the last seven decades through the eyes of one of the most recognizable personalities in news media over that same time frame. I learned a lot about Wallace's personal life as well and appreciated the doc makers employing the same approach their subject would have, in their raw and seemingly honest portrayal of him. Mike Wallace and 60 Minutes have always provided that steady, comforting feeling that I recognize only occurs with those rare figures or institutions that have been noticeably present throughout the entirety of a life. 8.5/10 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review s r Raises important questions about the media and their purpose. Are they there to seek out drama and controversy, or to report the facts. I saw it on a delta flight. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review susan j Saw it on a cross country flight. The subject seemed worthwhile and intriguing. The footage of interviews, etc. is absolutely terrific. But Mike Wallace as portrayed here....? Meh. You see and hear a lot, but don't really learn much about him---and you don't learn about why the filmmaker chose to focus on Mike Wallace. It has to be more than "Oh snap! no one's ever done a documentary on this, I'll do it." Because otherwise it's just a chronology of an inscutable, opaque, not very appealing person's life and career. And here's one specific nit-pick about the lack of providing context: only once can I recall---for Frank Lloyd Wright---that interview subjects were actually identified by caption. Unless Mike Wallace was talking about a particular interview and the documentary cut to that exact interview it is up to the viewer to figure out who is on the screen. I know a quite a bit about mid and late 20th Century history, but found this ommission irritating----for example: Morley Safer would be talking about a characteristic of Mike Wallace, like "Once he got hold of a news lead he'd never let it go" and it would cut away to some famous person from 50-60 years ago talking or reacting---and literally half the time I didn't know who it was---no labeling etc. Generally, an ok way to pass the time. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Ed M Interesting documentary. Although, no real new information. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/03/20 Full Review Audience Member Ego ego ego puff piece. A big disappointment. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Simran Hans Kermode & Mayo's Film Review Worth seeing if you're interested in journalists, watching people give an interview...there are some really juicy and interesting clips regarding freedom of the press... Jun 16, 2020 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian This film does not offer any actual conclusions, but it is an atmospheric immersion in the old, smoky and very male world of American TV journalism. Rated: 3/5 May 29, 2020 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times A little more air might have been welcome, but this remains a hugely entertaining film for anyone interested in the American way of communicating. Rated: 4/5 May 29, 2020 Full Review Paul Whitington Irish Independent Avi Belkin's documentary tells its story entirely through archive footage, which proves both compelling and limiting. Rated: 4/5 Jun 7, 2020 Full Review Alistair Harkness Scotsman It's pure cinema: dramatic, ambiguous, devastating - and one more reason this particular film doesn't need to reference a fictionalised version of its own star's role in history. Rated: 3/5 May 29, 2020 Full Review John Bleasdale CineVue Avi Belkin's Mike Wallace Is Here harvests a vast archive of interviews and b-roll footage to create a fascinating profile of a combative, conflicted figure, who nevertheless substantially changed the face of how news was reported. Rated: 4/5 May 28, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis For over half a century, "60 Minutes" fearsome newsman Mike Wallace went head-to-head with the world's most influential figures. Relying exclusively on archival footage, the film interrogates the interrogator, tracking Mike's storied career and troubled personal life while unpacking how broadcast journalism evolved to today's precarious tipping point.
      Director
      Avi Belkin
      Executive Producer
      Angus Wall
      Distributor
      Magnolia Pictures
      Production Co
      Delirio Films, Magnolia Pictures, Rock Paper Scissors Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Violent Images|Smoking|Language|Thematic Material)
      Genre
      Documentary, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 26, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 27, 2019
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $278.8K
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