Read what critics and journalists have to say about POV’s Koch.
“Thrilling… A mayor and a metropolis linked by tumultuous events in the worst and best of times.”
— Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
“As much a history of New York… as it is a portrait of the man. The movie will appeal to anyone who lived in—or followed—New York through the ’80s, but not exclusively to them. It’s ultimately a tale of humanity, not power.”
— Michael O’Sullivan, The Washington Post
“Ed Koch appears as contentious, as mischievous and at times as inflammatory as ever… A portrait of a complicated man in an era that is quickly fading in memory… Like Walt Whitman… [Koch] is contradictory and multitudinous… He is charming, infuriating and sometimes coy… He can be exhausting… but he has never been boring.”
— A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“Excellent… Neither fawning nor eviscerating but always compelling… Both liberal and judicious in [its] use of the rich trove of news footage. It pays off in creating a fascinating snapshot of the past.”
— Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
“Koch is a New York story for the whole world to appreciate.”
— Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
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