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Dolores Reviews

December 28, 2017
[Peter Bratt] deftly edits together archival footage and interviews with Huerta's children, co-workers, collaborators, and Huerta herself. He backs it with a jazz and salsa soundtrack and tells the story with zest and clarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 1, 2017
Using powerful archive material, the film chronicles Huerta's life and triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 30, 2017
Modern US history gets a bracing rewrite with Dolores...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2017
With Dolores, we're getting the lesson we deserve.
September 21, 2017
Hagiographic but still lively and informative, this documentary by Peter Bratt shines a spotlight on a historic, relatively overlooked figure...
September 14, 2017
"Dolores" is a fascinating corrective to 50-plus years of American history. It's educational, to be sure, but also exhilarating, inspiring and deeply emotional.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 8, 2017
Her social activism often left her children, some of whom are interviewed, in the lurch. It's a contradiction the film could have more sharply explored.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 7, 2017
"Dolores" is a documentary that celebrates a hero, but it's no hagiography. Its subject wouldn't stand for that.
September 6, 2017
Bratt and his collaborators clearly admire their subject, while recognizing that the struggles and some possible contradictions don't make her a weaker leader.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 1, 2017
Huerta is such a commanding figure, and the array of historical footage marshalled on behalf of her story is so impressive, that the film makes a strong impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 31, 2017
As a girl, she says, she had wanted to be a dancer. In some way you can see that in her work: She has made activism an art form.
August 30, 2017
Bratt masterfully corrects the record ... revealing a charismatic, complicated woman who persevered - despite the disruption to her family and swirling disapproval of her personal life.
August 28, 2017
With any luck, Dolores will move the needle, enlightening viewers about the formidable Huerta and raising awareness of her rightful place in civil rights history.
January 31, 2017
Bratt fleshes her out in fullest political and social dimension, but also captures her personal life and driven personality.
January 24, 2017
"Dolores" crams a great deal of information, themes, and diverse archival materials into a sharp, cogent whole ...