Video Librarian | Ally Ham
"Adlesic’s hand guides the documentary quietly behind the scenes, letting the voices of survivors and victims’ families take center stage in firsthand accounts of what happened at the Pittsburgh synagogue [...] Highly recommended."
Educational Media Reviews Online | Reviewed by Michael Pasqualoni, Librarian for Public Communications, Syracuse University Libraries
"[D]irector Adlesic provides a highly personalized view of a chapter of mass violence targeted against persons converted into an other by those intent on doing them harm."
The Hollywood Reporter | Angie Han, Television Critic at The Hollywood Reporter
"A Tree of Life surely stands as an act of love toward humanity."
Salon | Melanie McFarland, Television Critic at Salon
“A tender remembrance and a chilling warning about the mainstreaming of antisemitism in American culture.”
The Daily Beast | Nick Shager, Entertainment Critic at The Daily Beast
“ ‘A Tree of Life: The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting’ Is the Documentary Kanye West Needs to See”
Eye For Film | Jennie Kermode, Critic at Eye for Film
“All attempts to document true crime could be informed by this [film]”
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
"Families of victims tell their own stories in HBO documentary"
Solzy at the Movies | Danielle Solzy, Editor at Solzy at the Movies
Solzy at the Movies’ Best Documentaries of the Year list
Rotten Tomatoes | Multiple critic sources
Rotten tomatoes score: 100%
Esquire | Brady Langmann, Entertainment Writer at Esquire
"One of the best documentaries of the year"