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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Reviews

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November 16, 2013
...the "best in show" was a remarkably well-told account of a unique human being...
December 14, 2012
There are survivor tales, and then there is Jason Becker's, utterly jaw-dropping in its inspiration.
December 14, 2012
Music-centric doc offers an undepressing look at Lou Gehrig's disease.
December 14, 2012
[Becker] comes across as a warm, funny man blessed with a devoted family and friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2012
The film says frustratingly little about how everything is managed financially, but the perseverance by all concerned is beautiful to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 11, 2012
Jesse Vile's inspiring heartbreaker of a documentary is cleaved into two well-judged halves: We see Becker continuing on, robbed of speech and movement, yet undiminshed in his musical creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 11, 2012
Jesse Vile's expertly measured, emotional look at the life of a guitar prodigy cut down by ALS ...
December 10, 2012
Jesse Vile's film, despite its best intentions, is merely a serviceable extension of his own fandom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 7, 2012
The story that remains is intriguing without being transporting - the facts are all there but the emotion is largely lost in translation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 6, 2012
What gets you is the smile, which first lights up his face, and then the room, reflected by everyone else who is in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 22, 2012
Rivals Julian Schnabel's 2007 film The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly in its portrayal of human courage and fortitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2012
Becker's story is both tragic and inspiring, and his music, with which I was previously unacquainted, is exciting and impressive.
November 17, 2012
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet pays hearty tribute to Paganini-playing shredders and offers up a blueprint for dedicated care in the home and community.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2012
This humdrum documentary about Becker's life and work is content to wallow in feel-good platitudes and never really shows us what makes the man tick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 16, 2012
It is impossible not to be moved and to feel that, despite all the horrible things that happen, there's something decent about humans after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2012
We get lots of widdly, widdly solos that thankfully went out of fashion in the Eighties.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 15, 2012
A moving, funny and uplifting documentary about a one-time guitar prodigy, Jason Becker, struck down a horrendous degenerative disease, ALS.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2012
A poignant subversion of your boilerplate rockumentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2012
Justifiably celebratory and respectful, and it reaches out beyond the rock fanbase.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2012
The true tale of a rock guitar wizard struck down, yet miraculously not struck dumb, by motor neurone disease.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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