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The 50 Year Argument

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Martin Scorsese & David Tedeschi

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About the Movie

THE 50 YEAR ARGUMENT profiles the provocative and influential publication The New York Review of Books and its charismatic and indefatigable founding editor, Robert Silvers, who, along with his co-editor, Barbara Epstein (who passed away in 2006), has guided the Review since its launch over a half-century ago.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 9
  • Fresh: 7
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Martin Scorsese celebrates 50 years of The New York Review of Books in this incisive portrait of a vanguard cultural institution. – Scott Foundas, Variety, Jul 1, 2014

Fresh: A fascinating look back on the major social and political events of the second half of the 20th century and early years of the 21st ... – Mark Medley, Globe and Mail, Jan 23, 2015

Fresh: The 50 Year Argument is a fawning testimonial to the legacy of a cultural giant. – Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine, Sep 23, 2014

Rotten: It has noble intentions, but seems aimed more at subscribers than viewers; it's never a good sign when a movie's most visually and dramatically compelling moment is a three-minute clip from The Dick Cavett Show. – Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club, Sep 11, 2014

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2015

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