How to Live Forever
How to Live Forever (2011)

Director Mark Wexler embarks on a worldwide trek to investigate just what it means to grow old and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does 94-year-old exercise guru Jack LaLanne have all the answers,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 13, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2012
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A cheerfully rambling documentary that's much more thought-provoking than the sum of its parts.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Wexler gets tired of his own movie near the end of it. The viewer will get tired in 15 minutes.

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Chris Faraone
Boston Phoenix

An expert documentary, a responsible yet lighthearted film about the absurd things that folks do in the face of death.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A hodgepodge of talking-head vignettes including authorities on aging and daft, wrinkly nursing-home residents whose dotage doesn't seem enviable.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Wexler, whose father is the brilliant cinematographer Haskell Wexler - still filming movies at 89 - wisely focuses on the personalities as well as the anomalies.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

I don't know "How to Live Forever," but I can say you're better off not wasting the time you have watching the documentary with that title.

Adam Bernstein
Washington Post

A moderately ingratiating, none too probing and largely predictable essay on the way people fear and embrace their senior years.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

If someone could give you a pill that allowed you to live for 500 years, would you take it?

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Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

The doc's presentation of its information-overload is scattershot and prosaic.

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