Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Reviews

John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
December 14, 2012

Music-centric doc offers an undepressing look at Lou Gehrig's disease.

Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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December 14, 2012

[Becker] comes across as a warm, funny man blessed with a devoted family and friends.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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December 13, 2012

The film says frustratingly little about how everything is managed financially, but the perseverance by all concerned is beautiful to see.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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December 11, 2012

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 | Original Score: 4/5
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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December 11, 2012

Jesse Vile's expertly measured, emotional look at the life of a guitar prodigy cut down by ALS ...

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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December 7, 2012

The story that remains is intriguing without being transporting - the facts are all there but the emotion is largely lost in translation.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Salem
Toronto Star
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December 6, 2012

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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
Top Critic
November 13, 2012

We never sense Becker's frustration or the forces that drive him, but we can still marvel at his dogged endurance.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5