Exit: The Right to Die (Exit: Le Droit de Mourir) (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Exit: The Right to Die (Exit: Le Droit de Mourir) (2006)

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Filmmaker Fernand Melgar offers a thought-provoking, matter-of-fact meditation on Switzerland's association for the right to die with dignity - which has been active since 1980 and boasts nearly 10,000 volunteers ranging in age from their early 20's to spry 100's. By allowing the terminally-ill the option of ending their lives before their suffering becomes too overwhelming to bear, the organization in effect allows those slipping away to take control of their own fate. In the film, Melgar and his crew speak with both the afflicted as well as the volunteers who assist them in carrying out their final wishes to explore just how the option of ending one's own life affects both parties. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Would that all death be so peaceful.

October 25, 2006
New York Post
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It's not the kind of documentary that leaves you feeling like you've only heard one side of the debate, that certain unsettling truths have been tactically avoided.

October 25, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
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This earnest documentary about assisted suicide plays like a stodgy promotional film for the Swiss organization Exit A.D.M.D., which helps terminally ill patients end their own lives.

October 24, 2006
New York Times
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[Exit] makes a strong implicit case for a cause supported by a growing number of Americans.

Full Review… | October 24, 2006
Variety
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No one here gets out alive, as Jim Morrison put it before the End, though in Switzerland one at least has the chance of booking a smoother passage from insufferable pain to whatever comes next.

October 24, 2006
Village Voice
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Even if it were all staged, Exit: The Right to Die would be a profound and moving experience.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

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