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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 3, 2013
Unfortunately, the only other thing they're able to provide is Platt's bland encouragements to live life before it's too late.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 21, 2013
The Platts prove that it is possible to face up to the most appalling challenges with dignity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2013
A moving documentary about motor neurone sufferer Neil Platt as he uses his last few months to gather mementoes to leave for his young son Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 19, 2013
Deeply moving, with moments of absurd humour and profound beauty amidst the sadness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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 ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 30, 2013
A simple, straightforward documentary that quietly demonstrates how life continues to flourish even in the face of death.
September 6, 2013
Heartbreaking and profound. You'll be balling your eyes out, unless you're made of stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.45/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 21, 2013
It is a straightforward and understated documentary of personal tragedy with a lesson for us all on how precious and fleeting life can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2013
A tragic, insightful, harrowing documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2013
Manages to be concurrently moving and unsentimental - a very tough balance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2013
The running time perhaps does the greatest justice to Neil Platt's life: it feels nowhere near long enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2013
It's an 'extraordinary/ordinary' story, and one that might have been utterly depressing, or worse, horribly cloying were it not for the sensitivity with which Davie and McKinnon have approached their subject ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 19, 2013
Neil's insistence on telling his own story with his own voice, on getting that voice out there for the rest of the world to listen to, is itself a fierce act, evidence of a rare vitality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 12, 2013
A sober, conventionally told doc about a man who is dying of Motor Neurone Disease, known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the U.S.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 22, 2013
If the film-makers' aim was to close the gap between viewers and "victims" of motor neurone disease, they have done themselves proud.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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