Beat

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The true story of two murders that shaped the lives of several college students who went on to become some of the most influential writers of the Beat Generation.

Cast

Courtney Love
as Joan Vollmer
Norman Reedus
as Lucien Carr
Ron Livingston
as Allen Ginsberg
Kiefer Sutherland
as William S. Burroughs
Daniel Martinez XI
as Jack Kerouac
Kyle Secor
as Dave Kammerer
Rene Rubio
as Bill Jr.
Steve Hedden
as Pharmacist
Darren Ross
as UPI Guy
Chano Samoana
as Man at Bar
Luis Felipe Tovar
as Federale Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Beat

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Beat

  • Feb 05, 2009
    I didn't know what to expect going into the film, but I was able to keep an open mind and actually appreciate what the production team was trying to get across. What could have been a great film about William S. Burroughs and his literary influence instead seems to be a slice-of-life picture about a married couple. The script suffers terribly from virtually no uniqueness to these people. How Courtney Love continued to make her way into any spotlight is beyond me, and Kiefer Sutherland attempting to portray Burroughs is like Keanu Reeves portraying Laurence Olivier. What a piece of shit <a href="http://s273.photobucket.com/albums/jj203/goji9000/?action=view¤t=william_s_burroughs.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj203/goji9000/william_s_burroughs.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
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