Athlete A

Athlete A

Athlete A

Documentary on USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse, told from the perspective of the Indianapolis Star reporters who broke the story and heard from the victims.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

It’s a terrific journalism movie, but it’s also a story of young women who persevered and found justice against the odds.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A measured if still-maddening look into the 2016 USA Gymnastics scandal.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Through even-handed reporting and a series of emotional first-person accounts, Athlete A excavates one of modern sports’ most horrific abusers and systems. It doesn’t do that by being preachy or shrill, instead working from one key belief: It must have started somewhere. Hopefully, Athlete A can contribute to ending it for good.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

From the very beginning of Athlete A, Cohen and Shenk (Audrie & Daisy and An Inconvenient Sequel) visually confront the audience with the clear physical evidence that their documentary is about abused children and they never let that image fade away.

Variety

Variety

press

Athlete A is a testament to their perseverance, and to the courage of all those who stood up in court to face the man who had violated their humanity. But it’s also a testament to the obsession that gave cover to their abuse — to a culture that wanted winners at any cost.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

What’s striking about the film’s tone is its redemptive warmth. Though the details are chilling, it’s as if a cathartic space has been opened for these girls and their families to explain what they went through.

4.0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

It’s a terrific journalism movie, but it’s also a story of young women who persevered and found justice against the odds.

Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

A measured if still-maddening look into the 2016 USA Gymnastics scandal.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Through even-handed reporting and a series of emotional first-person accounts, Athlete A excavates one of modern sports’ most horrific abusers and systems. It doesn’t do that by being preachy or shrill, instead working from one key belief: It must have started somewhere. Hopefully, Athlete A can contribute to ending it for good.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

From the very beginning of Athlete A, Cohen and Shenk (Audrie & Daisy and An Inconvenient Sequel) visually confront the audience with the clear physical evidence that their documentary is about abused children and they never let that image fade away.

Variety

Variety

press

Athlete A is a testament to their perseverance, and to the courage of all those who stood up in court to face the man who had violated their humanity. But it’s also a testament to the obsession that gave cover to their abuse — to a culture that wanted winners at any cost.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

What’s striking about the film’s tone is its redemptive warmth. Though the details are chilling, it’s as if a cathartic space has been opened for these girls and their families to explain what they went through.

4.0

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