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Roger Ebert

“She (Director, Marina Zenovich) has achieved extraordinary access to the other still-living players in the case, and they all seem to be in agreement: Polanski is correct in saying the judge played with him as a cat might play with a mouse.”
– Roger Ebert
Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired Review- July 23, 2008
Rogerebert.com

Time Out NY

Wanted and Desired also makes loads of important points about the differences between an artist’s life and his work (and between the U.S. and Europe), but such insights seem like mere side dishes when the main course is this succulent..”
– Andrew Johnston
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired A Riveting Doc takes a fresh look at an enduring Hollywood Scandel – Time Out New York/Issue 662: June 4-10, 2008
TIME OUT NEW YORK

New York Sun

“Ms. Zenovich maps the sordid and infuriating convolutions of criminal justice gone haywire with valedictory resourcefulness. Her use of on-screen transcript excerpts and vintage unedited television news coverage is frankly stunning.”
– Bruce Bennett
Motives and Excuses for Roman Polanski- June 6, 2008
NEW YORK SUN

Newsweek

“The film is more about his punishment, not his crime—and it paints a far more complex picture of what happened than most of us know.”
– Cathleen McGuigan
Hollywood’s Most Beloved Fugitive – June 2, 2008
NEWSWEEK

The New York Times

“A subtly intelligent and sharply argued documentary.”
– Manohla Dargis
The Judge, the Director and the Vagaries of Justice – March 31, 2008
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Entertainment Weekly

“Polanski, that charming creep-genius, emerges as guilty as sin — and a victim. It’s that duality that makes Wanted and Desired a film of rare fascination and power.”
– Owen Gleiberman
Sundance Roundup: The Best of 2008- February 08, 2008
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Variety

“Without lightening Polanski’s burden of responsibility, Zenovich shows how a rabid press corps and an unfathomably corrupt judge conspired to thwart the case’s proper outcome.”
– Justin Chang
Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired Review- January 28, 2008
VARIETY

Screen Daily

“Director Zenovich creates a disturbing portrait of a corrupt justice system, the distorting power of the media and the vilification of a celebrity film-maker whose harrowing past and disquieting films never sat well with puritanical America.”
– Mike Goodridge
Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired Review- January 21, 2008
SCREEN DAILY

The Hollywood Reporter

“Most people remember that Polanski left the country, but few know why and under what circumstances. “Wanted and Desired” finally sets the record straight, and, if there is any justice in the world, Polanski will be allowed to return to this country not as a pariah but as someone who made a mistake and has more than paid for it.”
– James Greenberg
Roman Polanski: Wanted & Desired Review- January 20, 2008
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER