I Am Breathing Reviews

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January 30, 2014
Because directors Emma Davie (Platt's widow) and Morag McKinnon spend little time explaining his medical condition, the video doesn't function as a case study.
September 17, 2013
Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon deliver an achingly reflective look at the life of a man struggling with ALS.
September 12, 2013
Part impressionistic abstract of his day-to-day experience merging with idyllic memories, part letter to his toddler son Oscar, "Breathing" takes its humorous, contemplative tonal cues from Neil himself ...
September 10, 2013
"I Am Breathing" is an earnest and important film. It deserves to be seen by anyone who is interested in documentaries and anyone who is interested in the simple human stories movies too often overlook.
September 9, 2013
Platt and his story are inherently moving, and co-directors Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon wisely employ a light, unobtrusive touch as their camera captures the erosion of Platt's health.
September 6, 2013
A film that, amid cinema's hit parade of violent but curiously instantaneous deaths, reminds us what it means to bear witness to the very end.
September 5, 2017
[An] unforgettably moving documentary.
September 6, 2013
Heartbreaking and profound. You'll be balling your eyes out, unless you're made of stone.
September 5, 2013
...I Am Breathing is not a documentary intended to induce sobbing. It is, instead, a film about dying that is stunningly alive, wildly optimistic, and always insightful and entertaining.
September 5, 2013
A moving portrait of a courageous young man with Lou Gehrig's Disease who seeks to make his death fruitful to others.
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