Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

Bukowski: Born Into This Review

Other Critics provided by

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    It reveals Bukowski to be a far grander artist than his bum's armor would suggest.

    Read Full Review

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite the fact there's no lack of raw material, Bukowski fails to place its subject's actions and statements in any psychological or literary context. It's simply a celebration of Bukowski's misogyny and self-abuse.

    Read Full Review

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Raw and defining documentary about the man--and the myth.

    Read Full Review

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    How much was legend, how much was pose, how much was real? I think it was all real, and the documentary suggests as much.

    Read Full Review

  • See all Bukowski: Born Into This reviews at