Beat (2000)

William S. Burroughs' ill-fated performance of his "William Tell act" -- resulting in his wife Joan Vollmer getting a bullet in the brain with a shot glass atop her head -- soon became the stuff of Beat legend. This film,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2000
DVD Release Date: October 15, 2002
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Ron Livingston is excellent as Ginsberg, the film's de facto narrator, and Kiefer Sutherland is admirably restrained in the role of Burroughs.

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Clint Morris

Put it out of it's misery, please?

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This failed effort would have been better served if it wasn't released.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
El Hombre Invisible
I didn't know what to expect going into the film, but I was able to keep an open mind and actually appreciate what the production team was trying to get… More