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I Am Breathing Reviews

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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.
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Eddie Cockrell
September 17, 2013
Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon deliver an achingly reflective look at the life of a man struggling with ALS.
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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times
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
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Scott Jordan Harris
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
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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
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Andrew Schenker
Time Out
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