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Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

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Critic Consensus: 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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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.

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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.

May 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Terrific and informative.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

A solid piece of cultural investigation built around a man who helped write history while it happened.

August 10, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Belkin floats the notion that Wallace's sharp-tongued style paved the way for the lying loudmouths who now populate our fractured media landscape, but it feels like a half-hearted bid for contemporary relevance. At least his prickishness had purpose.

August 7, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film deftly weaves news and interview clips from Wallace's half-century on TV with the times he himself answered questions as tough as those he asked, fleshing out one of the country's last formidable journalists.

August 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is a time capsule - an expertly crafted time capsule - of an astonishing career.

August 2, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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