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Cameraperson Reviews

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January 26, 2017
This is, essentially, a very long outtakes reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 9, 2020
Cameraperson is one of those rare viewing experiences that may really test your patience, and only you will know if that's a good or bad thing.
July 17, 2020
Memories shape who we are as individuals. With that context in mind, Cameraperson becomes one individual's noble attempt to capture those unforgettable moments in her life and forever memorialize them.
March 21, 2019
This profile offers a rich kaleidoscope of people and situations...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 28, 2018
It serves as a peek behind the curtain of documentary filmmaking, exposing even more than what's usually shown in the genre.
April 28, 2020
This is a film I won't soon forget, and a big part of me wants other notable documentary cinematographers to make movies just like it, telling their stories in a similar fashion.
January 24, 2018
Slow, subtle, yet ultimately mesmerizing, Cameraperson is a very personal testament to one exceptional filmmaker's love affair with her profession.
December 6, 2018
...this is the essay film at its finest, a personalized meandering through ideas and stories, at once autobiographical and universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 4, 2017
Johnson's Cameraperson is nothing less than a masterpiece of documentary cinema, one that welcomes the complexities and contradictions of subjectivity.
August 25, 2018
An autobiography of sorts, Cameraperson demands we think beyond Johnson's own extraordinary career and reflect upon our own status as observers, and the ethical and emotional responsibilities that come with it.
October 4, 2018
It's a fascinating glimpse into the work of the person behind the camera, composing and fretting, making sure every shot is aesthetically sensible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 4, 2017
By presenting the unpredictable, the horrifying, and the hopeful through the eyes of a person who never appears on screen, Cameraperson never trivializes.
February 2, 2017
At a time when the truth becomes questionable and dubious to the public at large, Cameraperson feels not only timely but relevant to the ongoing determination.
October 5, 2016
Cameraperson still commands your attention, hooking you with loose, tender moments.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 2, 2016
Confidently made, with a roaming spirit that make it one of the most engaging films of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2017
Cameraperson is at its best when it captures instances of unexpected life.
January 24, 2017
Cameraperson is a film that somehow encompasses all of humanity and life from its first moments to very last.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 15, 2016
One gets the sense that power and meaning have been accumulated at a pace appropriately representative of Kirsten Johnson's own experiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2016
The film doesn't just work for those interested in making documentaries, but also to get to know the life and work of some of the greatest documentarians working today. [Full review in Spanish]
January 16, 2017
An enthralling journey of shifting perspectives of the world, Cameraperson dismantles the myth of the objective documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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