Burroughs: The Movie (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

Burroughs: The Movie (1984)




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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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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.

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

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

November 11, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

July 11, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A far more revealing look at the man than anyone could have reasonably hoped for.

March 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like much of Burroughs' writing, the film has a shaggy dog tale quality, rambling along in a way which does not at first seem nearly as informative as it actually is, then bursting into moments of brilliant radicalism.

February 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Burroughs" goes deep, giving audiences an honest and real look at a genuine cult figure.

January 1, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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