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The Beat Hotel Reviews

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 30, 2012
Shocked at the negative reviews here. This is by far the best documentary on the beats.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 30, 2012
Likeable documentary about a Beat Generation hotspot that makes you want to pack up your laptop and write away in some cheap garret with a shared toilet.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 29, 2012
Well-edited and mildly engaging, but it barely scratches the surface of its subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0/10
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
April 4, 2012
Never amounts to more than a flabby piece of counterculture nostalgia.
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
March 30, 2012
Mr. Govenar's textbook history of the scene (from around 1957 to 1963) is twinklingly delivered by surviving former residents and scholarly chroniclers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
March 29, 2012
Impressionistic documentary about the temporary Parisian home of the Beat writers fails to justify its full-length running time.
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
March 28, 2012
The Beat Hotel was but one of many domiciles, too small to possess anything but their ephemeral bodies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
March 27, 2012
[Scales] new heights of inessentiality...
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