WHERE’S MY ROY COHN?
Documentary – 2019 – USA – 97 Minutes – Sony Pictures Classics – PG-13
One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous lawyer and political power broker whose 28-year career ranged from acting as chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Communist-hunting subcommittee to molding the career of a young Queens real estate developer named Donald Trump.
Directed by Matt Tyrnauer
The film makes a good case for [Cohn’s] legacy being entirely negative, leading to today’s cutthroat, divisive and lie-packed politics. But it also, crucially, makes a case for Cohn being a fascinating subject, a bundle of contradictions in a slick and soulless package. – The Wrap
Where’s My Roy Cohn? is a great doc…it will have a mass appeal even to those unfamiliar with Cohn and uninterested in politics and law. – Film Threat
So consistently odious, diabolical and simply anti-humane is Cohn’s lifetime portfolio that you really feel the need of a cold shower afterwards. But this kind of dark brilliance is always fascinating, and the doc is able to trade on this all the way through. – The Hollywood Reporter