Excerpts from reviews:
CATHOLIC LIBRARY WORLD, December 2009-
"Vito After...could have easily been schmaltzy and sanctimonious in the hands of a lesser-skilled filmmaker. To the contrary, in this subtle and provocative character study, award-winning director and producer, Maria Pusateri, gives us a poignant and intimate portrait of Detective Friscia's battle with the emotional and physical toll the events of 9/11 have taken on him, his family, his squad, and really all of us.
...He is indeed representative of the overwhelming majority of cops in this country: a dedicated and hardworking professional and family man who is deeply concerned about his community. It is a story whose lessons the rest of us too often forget or ignore, brilliantly told, and that every American should experience."
- Vincent P. Tinerella
LIBRARY JOURNAL, December 2009-
"Vito After...follows Vito Friscia, a New York City homicide detective who spent months after 9/11 sifting through toxic rubble without adequate face or body protection. Years later, he along with other detectives, is suffering from respiratory-related and other maladies. This touching film exposes this tragedy's human side and would be an excellent companion to classroom instruction."
- Manya Shorr, Omaha, P.L.