Lumet was one of America's consistently finest and most prolific film directors. Thank heavens the Academy graced him with an end-of-career, honorary Oscar while he was still alive to enjoy it, after having been passed over so many times. This is an interesting documentary because its subject speaks so engagingly and thoughtfully about his movies. Although he takes us back to his formative experience as a child actor during the Depression, the emphasis is on his mature point of view and attitude toward his subject matter, illustrated by clips. You won't learn anything about his technique or craft; for that, read his "Making Movies," which Ebert called the best book he knew about how movies are actually made. I have docked one star only because I left this documentary feeling as though it were not as complete or well organized as it could have been. It has an eclectic, somewhat scatter-shot quality that left me slightly dissatisfied, wanting to know more in detail and in scope. Still, if you like movies, it's 110 minutes well spent. If you like Lumet's movies, you should't miss it.