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Bukowski: Born into This

R In Theaters 05/28/2004 , 130min.
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The Hollywood Reporter
Despite the fact there's no lack of raw material, Bukowski fails to place its subject's actions and statements in any psychological or literary context. It's simply a celebration of Bukowski's misogyny and self-abuse. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
Makes a compelling case for raising him (Bukowski) from cult status to the top rank of 20th century U.S. literary figures -- while providing ample evidence of a very colorful life and times. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
Accomplishes beautifully what it sets out to do, which is to reveal the man behind the crusty, hard-drinking, tough-talking persona Charles Bukowski so artfully crafted. Full Review
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
A portrait of a sometimes surly, often foulmouthed, always brilliant artist that is at once humane, horrific, hilarious and deeply moving. Full Review
Nathan Rabin
The Onion (A.V. Club)
Goes to great lengths to show the man-child behind the barfly, but in its rush to deify its subject, it lacks critical voices and context. Full Review

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