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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 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
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 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
November 13, 2012
We never sense Becker's frustration or the forces that drive him, but we can still marvel at his dogged endurance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 13, 2012
An intense, emotional ride. Uplifting and inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2012
Jesse Vile's moving documentary can't go wrong with such an inspiring, funny and genuinely nice guy taking the spotlight he deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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