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  • 90
    Neil Young The Hollywood Reporter

    The last couple of years in one tragically truncated life are chronicled with a winning combination of sensitivity and humor in I Am Breathing. show more

  • 88

    An earnest and important film. It deserves to be seen by anyone who is interested in documentaries and anyone who is interested in the simple human stories movies too often overlook. show more

  • 80
    David Parkinson Empire

    A deeply affecting glimpse of a man's quest to salvage beauty from tragedy. show more

  • 60
    The Guardian

    The directors' intimate domestic images only occasionally match the humour and ruminative poetry of their subject's own, blog-published words, but ghoulishness and undue sentimentality are kept at bay. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    Emma Davie and Morag McKinnon’s doc walks the line between a deathwatch film and an uplifting one, rather than simply rubbing the viewer’s nose in the horror of mortality. show more

  • 91
    The Playlist

    I Am Breathing is not a documentary intended to induce sobbing. It is, instead, a film about dying that is stunningly alive, wildly optimistic, and always insightful and entertaining. show more

  • 70
    Annlee Ellingson Los Angeles Times

    "Breathing" takes its humorous, contemplative tonal cues from Neil himself. show more

  • 70
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    Mr. Platt’s good-humored attitude helps keep the potent material from turning mawkish, and having his perspective also wards off a sense of exploitive voyeurism. show more

  • 70
    Eddie Cockrell Variety

    Not so much harrowing as achingly reflective. show more

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