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How to Live Forever Reviews

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

The doc's presentation of its information-overload is scattershot and prosaic.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

May 21, 2011
Sam Adams
AV Club
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Wexler breaks the cardinal rule of first-person documentaries: Don't make yourself the subject unless you're worth paying attention to.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

May 12, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Time Out New York
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Scenes of nonagenarians dispensing trite nuggets of wisdom are no substitute for an insightful exploration of life, death and everything in between.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 10, 2011
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

I don't know "How to Live Forever," but I can say you're better off not wasting the time you have watching the documentary with that title.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 29, 2011
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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The film's primary message is of a painfully obvious sort.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 11, 2011
Adam Bernstein
Washington Post
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A moderately ingratiating, none too probing and largely predictable essay on the way people fear and embrace their senior years.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 29, 2011
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Wexler gets tired of his own movie near the end of it. The viewer will get tired in 15 minutes.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

July 7, 2011
Eric Monder
Film Journal International

This documentary on longevity is more jaunty than illuminating.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 13, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A hodgepodge of talking-head vignettes including authorities on aging and daft, wrinkly nursing-home residents whose dotage doesn't seem enviable.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 31, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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If someone could give you a pill that allowed you to live for 500 years, would you take it?

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2011
Chris Faraone
Boston Phoenix

An expert documentary, a responsible yet lighthearted film about the absurd things that folks do in the face of death.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

August 17, 2011
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A frisky, inquisitive film about aging and a lively film about death all in one.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 9, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The prospects, advisability and potential methods of prolonging human life are examined in an engagingly multifaceted manner in How to Live Forever.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 28, 2011
Jennifer Merin
About.com

Serving as a portal to personal reflection about aging and death, How To Life Forever is a highly relevant documentary with wide appeal. Read my full review.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4/5

May 10, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

We all know life is a crapshoot, but we want to hedge our bets. You could get a few good tips from watching this joyous celebration of the precious seconds we spend on the planet.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B

May 9, 2011
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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It may sag a bit in places, but Mr. Wexler's film about aging and what it means to grow old is remarkably spry and lighthearted.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 12, 2011
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An entertaining and thought-provoking documentary that offers a global examination of longevity, centenarians, and the growing market for anti-aging products.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

May 9, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A cheerfully rambling documentary that's much more thought-provoking than the sum of its parts.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

August 18, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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A wry, hopeful yet enigma-appreciating documentary about the perils and possibilities that come with growing old.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 19, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Wexler, whose father is the brilliant cinematographer Haskell Wexler - still filming movies at 89 - wisely focuses on the personalities as well as the anomalies.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 23, 2011
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