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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Reviews

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Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

...the "best in show" was a remarkably well-told account of a unique human being...

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November 16, 2013
David Noh
Film Journal International

There are survivor tales, and then there is Jason Becker's, utterly jaw-dropping in its inspiration.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 14, 2012
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Music-centric doc offers an undepressing look at Lou Gehrig's disease.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

December 14, 2012
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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[Becker] comes across as a warm, funny man blessed with a devoted family and friends.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 14, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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The film says frustratingly little about how everything is managed financially, but the perseverance by all concerned is beautiful to see.

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

December 13, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Jesse Vile's inspiring heartbreaker of a documentary is cleaved into two well-judged halves: We see Becker continuing on, robbed of speech and movement, yet undiminshed in his musical creativity.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

December 11, 2012
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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Jesse Vile's expertly measured, emotional look at the life of a guitar prodigy cut down by ALS ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 11, 2012
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine

Jesse Vile's film, despite its best intentions, is merely a serviceable extension of his own fandom.

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

December 10, 2012
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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The story that remains is intriguing without being transporting - the facts are all there but the emotion is largely lost in translation.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 7, 2012
Rob Salem
Toronto Star
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What gets you is the smile, which first lights up his face, and then the room, reflected by everyone else who is in it.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 6, 2012
David Parkinson
Radio Times

Rivals Julian Schnabel's 2007 film The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly in its portrayal of human courage and fortitude.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 22, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Becker's story is both tragic and inspiring, and his music, with which I was previously unacquainted, is exciting and impressive.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 18, 2012
Tara Brady
Irish Times

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet pays hearty tribute to Paganini-playing shredders and offers up a blueprint for dedicated care in the home and community.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

This humdrum documentary about Becker's life and work is content to wallow in feel-good platitudes and never really shows us what makes the man tick.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

It is impossible not to be moved and to feel that, despite all the horrible things that happen, there's something decent about humans after all.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

November 16, 2012
Grant Rollings
Sun Online

We get lots of widdly, widdly solos that thankfully went out of fashion in the Eighties.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

November 16, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

A moving, funny and uplifting documentary about a one-time guitar prodigy, Jason Becker, struck down a horrendous degenerative disease, ALS.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2012
Gregory Maule
Little White Lies

A poignant subversion of your boilerplate rockumentary.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2012
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Justifiably celebratory and respectful, and it reaches out beyond the rock fanbase.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 15, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The true tale of a rock guitar wizard struck down, yet miraculously not struck dumb, by motor neurone disease.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

November 15, 2012
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