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  • Summary: Using interviews as well as archival and personal footage, directors Jonathan Alter, John Block and Steve McCarthy covers the 40+ year-long careers of Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, two New York journalists who started in the 1960s, covering such stories as the Vietnam War; theUsing interviews as well as archival and personal footage, directors Jonathan Alter, John Block and Steve McCarthy covers the 40+ year-long careers of Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, two New York journalists who started in the 1960s, covering such stories as the Vietnam War; the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy; the Son of Sam serial killings; the Central Park Jogger case; and September 11th. Expand
  • Genre(s): Movie/Mini-Series, Documentary
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  1. Reviewed by: Odie Henderson
    Jan 25, 2019
    88
    Though their names are in the title, the real stars of “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists” are the words they wrote. Several times, I was moved by the descriptions chosen by the filmmakers.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jan 23, 2019
    83
    Although Deadline Artist profiles both of them, the late Breslin (who died in 2017 at the age of 87) is the swaggering star of this time capsule. ... By the year 2015, both men looked frail and spent while seated next to one another for the purposes of this evocative film. Breslin remained pretty grouchy while the cheerier Hamill arrived in a wheelchair. It’s still something to see.
  3. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Jan 25, 2019
    80
    Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists comes with a heavenly supply of gossip, a treasury of revered observations on life--mainly wisecracks--and a delectably detailed view of the larger world of print journalism in which its subjects thrived.
  4. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jan 28, 2019
    80
    [A] long, lovingly made documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Jan 25, 2019
    80
    Lively and suitably sly HBO documentary.
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