Review by Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Here’s a final review of Scorcese’s movie:  a sensible, middle-of-the-road perspective by Vincent Canby in The New York Times. Canby was senior film critic at the Times from 1969 to 1993, after which he became the paper’s theater reviewer.  Canby’s review of The Age of Innocence doesn’t bring startling new insights to the film, but I think he articulates a balanced assessment that’s useful in its own right.

Vincent Canby Review, NYTimes, Sept 1993


From the obituary in The Guardian (UK), 17 October 2000:
Vincent Canby, who has died of cancer aged 76, was one of the most powerful film critics in America… What Canby thought about a film was often regarded as the received wisdom, not to be counteracted by anyone save Pauline Kael, of the New Yorker magazine.

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