5B Reviews

September 7, 2019
Its simplicity is in service of its effectiveness.
June 13, 2019
"5B" proves as inspiring as it does unsettling with its heroic stories of the hospital staffers and allies who fought ignorance, fear, bigotry and political wrangling to protect the rights and integrity of AIDS patients.
June 12, 2019
"5B" is ultimately about survival, and the struggle at its center is undeniably a heartbreaking one.
June 12, 2019
This is an aspect of San Francisco cultural history and American medical history that deserves to be known.
June 7, 2019
The frequent sight of someone in his or her 60s or 70s juxtaposed with that of the same person 35 years ago is time-machine startling - and time-machine effective.
May 19, 2019
A moving study in courage and compassion, albeit with some heavy-handed touches.
Top Critic
May 18, 2019
It's conventional, occasionally maudlin docmaking that nonetheless grips the heart exactly when it needs to.