Harry Benson: Shoot First Reviews

December 16, 2016
The film shows a man who is empathetic toward those in his photos, but less forgiving with himself.
December 15, 2016
The only thing better than Harry Benson behind the camera is Harry Benson in front of it.
December 9, 2016
The filmmakers are themselves too celebrity besotted to comment in a meaningful way on how Benson's career balanced depictions of the rich and famous with in-the-trenches risk-taking.
December 8, 2016
The film, by Justin Bare and Matthew Miele, would be better if it spent less time gushing about how great Mr. Benson is and more time confronting some of the questions his approach raises.
December 8, 2016
"He can shoot fast and make art," a friend says, and "Harry Benson: Shoot First" makes that point again and again.
December 8, 2016
Overall, "Shoot First" is a breezy look at a professional whose work remains endearing, despite some highfalutin claims.
December 7, 2016
Iconic shutterbug Benson is captured in all his funny, feisty, gritty and graceful complexity in this spellbinder of a doc from Justin Bare and Matthew Miele with images that take the breath away.
December 7, 2016
The film captures not only Harry's boldness and bravery in pursuing controversial subjects, but also his disarming personality and his ability to achieve intimacy with his subjects.
December 7, 2016
The images are augmented by commentary from Benson, his subjects, and his critics, who include his own family.
December 2, 2016
Don't blink -- not even once. That's the best advice for viewers of the dazzling new documentary Harry Benson: Shoot First.