Not Going Quietly

critic Reviews

, 100% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Not Going Quietly uses its subject's remarkable story to offer an uplifting tribute to the way an individual voice can lead to activism and collective change.
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    Cody SongAustin Chronicle
    The film shines when we get to see Barkan as a fully formed figure. This is not solely a somber portrait of a dying man.
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    Tomris LafflyVariety
    Director Nicholas Bruckman honors Barkan's work despite escalating struggles with ALS in a traditional yet surprisingly uplifting fashion.
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    Nell MinowRogerEbert.com
    We are lucky to have this film to speak for [Barkan].
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    Teo BugbeeNew York Times
    It is a warm and generous portrait, but the film lacks its central organizer's propulsive shrewdness.
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    Simon AbramsTheWrap
    What's most impressive about "Not Going Quietly" is that these considerable victories appear to have been earned according to Bruckman and Roddy's footage and not just based on selective quotes they pull from CNN's coverage.
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    Eric KohnindieWire
    Not every rally or speech leads to overnight change, but when Barkan speaks, people listen.
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    Harvey S. KartenBig Apple Reviews
    Will convince you that our government should spend more on medical research.
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    Sean P. MeansThe Movie Cricket
    A celebration of Barkan's indomitable spirit, and the power of determination and righteous activism. If you're looking for a hero, here's a good place to start.
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    Dennis Harvey48 Hills
    Not Going Quietly is an unusually cheering (as well as poignant) activist portrait, because its immensely likable subject refuses to be bowed despite much cause for despair...
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    Liam TrumpFilm Threat
    Bruckman wisely shows the lasting effects on the topics and issues brought to life on the documentary's subjects.
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