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BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) Reviews

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December 5, 2017
Whether audiences are drawn more to the one-on-one homosexual romance or the larger scale story of activism at large, what cannot be denied is that BPM (Beats Per Minute) has authenticity and sincerely going for it
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 4, 2017
... an electric display of activism and vitality in the face of death. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2017
BPM (Beats Per Minute) is a touching and poignant drama that could just as easily play as a documentary.
November 17, 2017
[Director] Campillo tries to give both personal and political equal weight (or at least equal screen time), and proves more adept at the latter: never have highly regulated meetings to propose policy and review results been so richly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 16, 2017
This is intriguing as a time capsule of activism and apathy... [Capsule review]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 16, 2017
[BPM] devotes significant screen time to philosophical debate but also appeals to the senses with graphic sex and a throbbing techno score by Arnaud Rebotini.
November 16, 2017
"BPM" is often exhilarating and ultimately moving, but it makes few concessions to audiences without a strong preexisting interest in its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2017
BPM (Beats Per Minute) wrecked me something fierce, Campillo's latest a piece of historical fiction that's just as relevant today as it ever was a quarter-century ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 10, 2017
Quiet, intimately composed love scenes soon run up against blaring club sequences that see the characters letting themselves go in moments of nocturnal abandon
November 3, 2017
BPM is a near-great film about hope and suffering that gives sex its proper rank in the scale of human relations.
November 2, 2017
A restless, engrossing dramatic portrait of Parisian activists fighting the AIDS pandemic in the early 1990s.
November 1, 2017
BPM is proof of the uneasy relationship between militants and moderates, and how bringing about real social change probably requires both personality types. Most of all, these people are brave.
October 30, 2017
However specific its time frame and focus, BPM is not a narrow nostalgia piece, nor will it ever be as long as people are still dying, still being vilified.
October 27, 2017
Without question, Sean is the film's center of gravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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October 26, 2017
Here, as characters hit the streets for demonstrations, hit the discos to relax and hit the skids when they get sick, you're there with them, pulse pounding out more beats per minute than you might have thought possible.
October 26, 2017
"BPM" is a true and committed document, a worthy piece of filmmaking that keeps faith with the people it memorializes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2017
BPM resists becoming a tragedy, even as it documents one. You could say it resists becoming the resistance, too, but there'll always be a chance to make that movie. In the meantime, Campillo has given us a hard-won, loving look at history.
October 23, 2017
Combining stark histiography and intimate autobiography Campillo channels a past ingrained in both his and the public's memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 23, 2017
BPM (Beats Per Minute) is so fascinating and lovingly crafted that it leaves you wanting more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2017
A wrenching love story, set in Paris in the early 1990s, told against the background of ACT-UP AIDS activists fighting for their lives. Ron Campillo's raw and riveting film musters the emotional power to floor you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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