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March 1, 2019
Fenton skimps a bit when it comes to conveying timeline, yet the emotional arc is so investing that this is likely to escape notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 15, 2017
Unfortunately, it becomes very clear very quickly that the strangely condescending nature of Fenton's opening image isn't an ironic set-up for later deconstruction.
December 12, 2017
Docu about man whose love of life crushes dire prognosis.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 27, 2017
It's Not Yet Dark is not simply a tale of optimism in the face of an uncertain future, nor just a portrait of love overcoming the odds; it is a mosaic of passion for family, friends, storytelling, and life that brings out the best in humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 25, 2017
It's Not Yet Dark is a documentary about Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice, who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34.
October 13, 2017
With Colin Farrell's narration adapted from the director's memoir, Frankie Fenton's documentary is powerful stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 13, 2017
Clearly a man with a restless brain, [Simon] Fitzmaurice - relying on an eye-gaze computer - also completed a memoir of his illness titled It's Not Yet Dark. Now it has become a moving, lively documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 13, 2017
Ruth Fitzmaurice's intimate account of a life devoted to her husband will move you to tears. This is a film about a filmmaker; a film about a man who continues to defy the odds - a film about living. Unmissable.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 13, 2017
Narrated by Colin Farrell, It's Not Yet Dark tells his and his wife Ruth's remarkable story as well as it could be told.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 11, 2017
The prose, which is movingly narrated by Colin Farrell, is remarkably powerful and explores the reality of living with a debilitating disease with both candour and hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
August 4, 2017
We are watching the real deal-not a re-enactment with actors simulating life, but life itself.
August 4, 2017
Both heartbreaking and awe-inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 3, 2017
Painful to watch and uncomfortably intimate at times, perhaps by design, "It's Not Yet Dark" could have been very dark indeed.
August 2, 2017
This is as real a human story as it gets.
August 2, 2017
An uplifting portrait of a debilitated man driven to excel by a relentless desire to live life and love those who surround him.
February 2, 2017
A heartfelt and stirring documentary about the extraordinary love for life of Simon Fitzmaurice, an Irish writer and filmmaker stricken with a devastating ALS diagnosis but determined to never give in.
February 1, 2017
The very definition of a documentary crowd-pleaser, "It's Not Yet Dark" provides an appropriately poignant and upbeat account of Irish filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice's inspiring triumph over physical limitations.
January 26, 2017
Ultimately, what makes It's Not Yet Dark so remarkably powerful is the open-book honesty of its subject and those he loves.
January 25, 2017
[The] matter-of-factness is very refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 21, 2017
Tempers the wrenching nature of the subject matter with a crowd-pleasing message of the triumph of will and art over physical adversity.
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