Burroughs: The Movie

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A grainy portrait of author William S. Burroughs, stitched together from interviews, clips and readings of his work.


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  • Burroughs is a documentary portrait of a man who was willing to try everything, and who has so far survived everything. The one thing you miss in the film is the sound of laughter.

    Jun 19, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • There is probably a better, more complete film to be made about Burroughs someday, but it will likely contain parts of this film that are irreplaceable.

    Apr 10, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • Come for the bawdy anecdotes, stay for the defiantly soundbite-proof rambling.

    Nov 11, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Meticulous and entertaining...

    Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • One of the most intimate and intriguing portraits of the iconic author... This is no hagiography, with Burroughs captured at his inimitable best and cranky worst.

    May 14, 2018
  • An oft-moving portrayal of one of literature's most prominent voices, an intimate and humanising account of a legend of twentieth-century American culture.

    Jul 11, 2016 | Rating: 4/5

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