William S. Burroughs: A Man WithinClosed Captioning
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About the Movie
A vibrant portrait of a Beat Generation icon, WILLIAM S BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN explores the brilliant and troubled world of one of our greatest authors. Featuring archival footage of Burroughs, as well as interviews with confidants such as John Waters, Patti Smith and Iggy Pop, the film, set to a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth, shows how Burroughs spawned a countercultural movement.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There is not a word or image wasted in a documentary you wish ran an extra half-hour beyond its condensed 90 minutes.
Fresh: Leyser's collation of interviews and stock footage is polished enough to effectively perpetuate the Burroughs legend.
Fresh: One fascinating tribute.
Fresh: Mostly, "A Man Within'' is a breezily stylized, very enjoyable trot through the writer's life, theme by theme, era by era.
This film is awesome. So is W.S.B. Watch it. You'll thank me later. The End.