A cheerfully rambling documentary that's much more thought-provoking than the sum of its parts.
| Original Score: 3/4
A hodgepodge of talking-head vignettes including authorities on aging and daft, wrinkly nursing-home residents whose dotage doesn't seem enviable.
| Original Score: 2/4
A moderately ingratiating, none too probing and largely predictable essay on the way people fear and embrace their senior years.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Wexler gets tired of his own movie near the end of it. The viewer will get tired in 15 minutes.
| Original Score: 1/4
Wexler, whose father is the brilliant cinematographer Haskell Wexler - still filming movies at 89 - wisely focuses on the personalities as well as the anomalies.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
If someone could give you a pill that allowed you to live for 500 years, would you take it?
A wry, hopeful yet enigma-appreciating documentary about the perils and possibilities that come with growing old.
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
The film's primary message is of a painfully obvious sort.
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
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.