Never amounts to more than a flabby piece of counterculture nostalgia.
Shocked at the negative reviews here. This is by far the best documentary on the beats.
Likeable documentary about a Beat Generation hotspot that makes you want to pack up your laptop and write away in some cheap garret with a shared toilet.
Mr. Govenar's textbook history of the scene (from around 1957 to 1963) is twinklingly delivered by surviving former residents and scholarly chroniclers.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Impressionistic documentary about the temporary Parisian home of the Beat writers fails to justify its full-length running time.
Well-edited and mildly engaging, but it barely scratches the surface of its subject matter.
| Original Score: 6.0/10
The Beat Hotel was but one of many domiciles, too small to possess anything but their ephemeral bodies.
| Original Score: 2/4
[Scales] new heights of inessentiality...