The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick
The Gospel According to Philip K. Dick (2001)

This documentary feature chronicles science fiction author Philip K. Dick, who was famous for creating tales that centered around questions of identity, often pertaining to the real versus unreal and human versus machine. In the film,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 2, 2001
DVD Release Date: July 16, 2002
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Gene Seymour

Tells a lot more than it shows about its subject, looking more like an infomercial for Dick's legend than a true window into his art and influence.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Dallies too briefly with Dick's writing, and too expansively with speculations about what Dick may or may not have experienced in February and March of 1974.

Phil Hall
Film Threat

Badly-made documentary on the prolific sci-fi writer.

Elvis Mitchell
New York Times

The documentary doesn't get near the prowess of its subject; it passes through your life like a minor daydream.

Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

Spliced in are some really cheap animation segments and monotonous techno analog music, along with, alas, only the merest flashes of Dick's self-deprecating wit.

Scott Von Doviak
Film Threat

A labor of love, designed to appeal to fans and novices alike.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Anyone with less than an encyclopedic knowledge of Dick's work will leave this film clueless as to what the Gospel According to Philip K. Dick might actually be.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Dick's unconventional life and career and his often brilliant work deserve better treatment and more comprehensiveness than they receive here.

Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

There's a gaping hole at the film's center. And, at a brief 80 minutes, it still feels padded

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