The doc's presentation of its information-overload is scattershot and prosaic.
| Original Score: 2/4
Wexler breaks the cardinal rule of first-person documentaries: Don't make yourself the subject unless you're worth paying attention to.
| Original Score: C-
Scenes of nonagenarians dispensing trite nuggets of wisdom are no substitute for an insightful exploration of life, death and everything in between.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The film's primary message is of a painfully obvious sort.
A moderately ingratiating, none too probing and largely predictable essay on the way people fear and embrace their senior years.
Wexler gets tired of his own movie near the end of it. The viewer will get tired in 15 minutes.
| Original Score: 1/4
This documentary on longevity is more jaunty than illuminating.
A hodgepodge of talking-head vignettes including authorities on aging and daft, wrinkly nursing-home residents whose dotage doesn't seem enviable.
If someone could give you a pill that allowed you to live for 500 years, would you take it?
| Original Score: 3/4
An expert documentary, a responsible yet lighthearted film about the absurd things that folks do in the face of death.
A frisky, inquisitive film about aging and a lively film about death all in one.
The prospects, advisability and potential methods of prolonging human life are examined in an engagingly multifaceted manner in How to Live Forever.
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
| Original Score: B
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
An entertaining and thought-provoking documentary that offers a global examination of longevity, centenarians, and the growing market for anti-aging products.
A cheerfully rambling documentary that's much more thought-provoking than the sum of its parts.
A wry, hopeful yet enigma-appreciating documentary about the perils and possibilities that come with growing old.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Wexler, whose father is the brilliant cinematographer Haskell Wexler - still filming movies at 89 - wisely focuses on the personalities as well as the anomalies.