Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (2012)

When doctors diagnosed 19-year-old rock star Jason Becker with Lou Gehrig's Disease, they said he would never make music again and that he wouldn't live to see his 25th birthday. 22 years later, without the ability to move or to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 12, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Music-centric doc offers an undepressing look at Lou Gehrig's disease.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Jesse Vile's inspiring heartbreaker of a documentary is cleaved into two well-judged halves: We see Becker continuing on, robbed of speech and movement, yet undiminshed in his musical creativity.

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Leonard Maltin

...the "best in show" was a remarkably well-told account of a unique human being...

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

[Becker] comes across as a warm, funny man blessed with a devoted family and friends.

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice

Jesse Vile's expertly measured, emotional look at the life of a guitar prodigy cut down by ALS ...

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David Noh
Film Journal International

There are survivor tales, and then there is Jason Becker's, utterly jaw-dropping in its inspiration.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

The film says frustratingly little about how everything is managed financially, but the perseverance by all concerned is beautiful to see.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

The story that remains is intriguing without being transporting - the facts are all there but the emotion is largely lost in translation.

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Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine

Jesse Vile's film, despite its best intentions, is merely a serviceable extension of his own fandom.

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Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet is a terrific documentary about virtuoso guitar player Jason Becker who had his career dramatically cut short by Lou Gehrig's… More