"1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is one heavy, fat tome, but it's a great motivating guide to cinema. After reading one of its engaging, often profound entries on a missed film, you want to run out to Premiere Video and rent it. Best of all, it includes international, silent, animated and recent films such as City of God. And yes, Richard Linklater's Slacker is here."
Dallas Morning News, April 29, 2004
"Instead of simply summarizing the plot, Schneider and his team of experts briefly explain why each film is a must see. â?¦ Schneider's choices are irrefutable. Highly recommended for all film, general public, and academic reference collections."
Library Journal, April 15, 2004
"An excellent new film anthology from Barron's Publishingâ?¦ 1001 Movies will serve as one of your ultimate movie guides. It presents everything you need to know about the must-see filmsâ?¦ For students of cinema, for discerning film buffs, for enthusiastic fans, and for readers who enjoy thumbing through reminiscing over unforgettable screen memories, here's the place to start reading."
The Wave Channel Guide, February 14, 2004
"â?¦the book is a pretty good one, Schneider's sources are solidâ?¦ the book is much more reliable that the New York Times book of '1,000 Movies Ever Made.' â?¦ illustrations often opt for choice rarities rather than ordinary iconography."
Buffalo News, February 22, 2004
"The critical essays that I've sampled are concise and intelligent.
Style: *** 3 Stars
Usefulness:*** 3 Stars"
Charles Matthews, Mercury News, February 29, 2004
"If you're constantly wondering what to pop into the VCR or DVD player, get this book!"
The Star, March 8, 2004
"A mammoth-size, newspaper-weight coffee table book celebrating the twentieth century celluloid canonâ?¦"
Gotham, April 2004
"Every essay demonstrates Rosenbaum's fervent dedication to the cinema and more important that he has the knowledge and insight to support his impassioned opinions. â?¦ compiled with an eye to historical importance and popular acclaim. â?¦ a useful guide for casual viewers and film buffs alike."
Gordon Flagg, Booklist, April 1, 2004
"Packed with color photos throughout, this is eye candy at its best."
Booklist, June 2004