The Source
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Cultural history is a very elusive subject. Trying to determine influences and connections is rarely a direct or specific process. But over the course of decades, the effect of individual or artistic movements frequently becomes more evident and understandable. Thus, some fifty years after their work first appeared, the moment is certainly ripe for a fuller evaluation of the seminal importance of the Beats and the Beat Generation. Chuck Workman's The Source undertakes such a task, but perhaps more importantly, he offers remarkably rich and edifying insight into both the genesis and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"this documentary may inspire a few other souls to strike out on their own and not be 'intimidated by a bunch of jerks who don't know anything about life.'"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"A creative documentary which pays tribute to the crazy wisdom of three Beat Generation artists."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A compact but accomplished work focusing on the holy trinity of the Beats: Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Watching it feels like whiplash, and afterwards it doesn't feel like you've benefited at all from sitting through it."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Yet another mediocre film salvaged by Depp's performance"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"It is absolutely fascinating to see the real Kerouac here; caught on film, he is every bit as communicative, earthy and irresistibly hunky as one might have dreamt."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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