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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Review

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

  • 4.0
    63

    out of 100

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

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    Contains enough fascinating archival footage to make it worthy of interest.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    "A Man Within" won't be the last word on Burroughs, who died in 1997, but it's a welcome addition to the biographical canon - less as clear-eyed investigation than for the intimate and moving portrait it paints.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Village Voice Nick Pinkerton

    Leyser's collation of interviews and stock footage is polished enough to effectively perpetuate the Burroughs legend.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    It is all either blood-chilling or hilarious. For those who celebrate Burroughs as one of the darkest and greatest of all comic artists, he is an extreme social satirist of Swiftian stature, whose quasi-pornographic images offer a stark, ghastly/funny photonegative image of the American body politic.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    A well-made but overly idolizing documentary.

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