BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute)
BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (2017)

In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions. The organization is ACT UP, and its… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 20, 2017
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Moving without resorting to melodrama, BPM offers an engrossing look at a pivotal period in history that lingers long after the closing credits roll.

Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly

There are undoubtedly more informative chronicles of the era, and more accessible ones too. But there's something uniquely, transcendently beautiful in Campillo's particular vision and the unhurried way he unfurls it.

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Glenn Kenny
RogerEbert.com

Even if you consider yourself reasonably well-versed in the history, BPM is a kind of wake-up call, a cinematic alarm against complacency.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

... both an incisive history lesson and a potent glimpse into the power of protest that carries contemporary resonance.

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April Wolfe
L.A. Weekly

... profoundly moving AIDS-crisis drama...

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

BPM is vital for the history it depicts, but it's also important in the here and now, as a testament to public action - even messy, not-always-effective public action.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The title refers to your heart rate, which should increase as you experience this moving and powerful portrait of a tragic yet inspired era.

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Josephine Livingstone
The New Republic

In its balance of resistance, agony, and joy, BPM (Beats Per Minute) approaches this subject with the the nuance and empathy it deserves.

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Andrew Lapin
NPR

Even with all the quiet moments of healing and comfort you expect to see in a movie about people who love each other, it turns out the heated arguments are the true secret to the film's success.

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Jordan Ruimy
World of Reel

The brilliantly edited finale takes your breath away and pummels you with its raw, humane power

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