Bill W.


Bill W. (2012)


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Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine's "100 Persons of the 20th Century." Interviews, recreations, and rare archival material reveal how Bill Wilson, a hopeless drunk near death from his alcoholism, found a way out of his own addiction and then forged a path for countless others to follow. With Bill as its driving force, A.A. grew from a handful of men to a worldwide fellowship of over 2 million men and women - a success that made him an icon within A.A., but also an alcoholic unable to be a member of the very society he had created. A reluctant hero, Bill Wilson lived a life of sacrifice and service, and left a legacy that continues every day, all around the world. -- (C) Official Site

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (10)

The best thing about "Bill W." is it paints the man as both inspirational and weak, damaged and determined and always searching. It makes Bill W. human.

Sep 28, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Pretty much like the man himself: solid, sometimes flawed and seriously unflashy.

Aug 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Bill W." tells the story of Bill Wilson and the organization he co-founded, Alcoholics Anonymous.

Aug 2, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A fascinating character study, whether you have any connection (as so many do) to the so-called recovery movement.

Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is a real portrait that demonstrates that even when alcoholics quit drinking, it doesn't cure them of their other flaws. But it also gives credit where it's due.

Jun 1, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

This film's impact is hampered by a slavish adherence to chronology and vintage audio materials.

May 28, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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