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Howl Review

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3.5

Dave White Profile

Poetry: not boring, it turns out. Read full review

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  • 4.0
    63

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    It's well-crafted, but I wish the film showed us an additional dimension or two of the central figure, who once said the great challenge in writing, any kind of writing, is "to write the same way you are."

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    What's cinematic experimentation without a few failures in the lab? Maybe that's why Howl is so appealing: The filmmakers don't get everything right but their passion for Ginsberg's genius and their excitement over trying to deconstruction a literary master work is contagious.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    One of the qualities I like about this film is that the writer-directors, Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, are aware of the time when Beat scene was new.

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