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Based on 9 Reviews
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  • 100
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    It is harrowing, heartbreaking, cheering, and unforgettable. show more

  • 88
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    As the film makes pointedly clear, ALS is what is considered an "orphan disease," meaning drug companies aren't willing to devote their resources to finding a cure because they feel too small a percentage of the population suffer from it to make an effective drug profitable. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Never becomes maudlin. Rather, it retains an upbeat air of hope, and even humor, as two brave men battle fate. show more

  • 70
    Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat

    Offers an unflinching look at the effects of a terminal diagnosis, not just on the victim, but on everyone around him. show more

  • 91
    Scott Brown Entertainment Weekly

    So Much So Fast (spanning five years) elegantly presents both a critique and a celebration of American optimism. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    The film is no maudlin pity-fest: It's an absorbing account of fraternal love and obsession, as Stephen's brother assembles a "guerrilla science" foundation to find a cure when no one else will. show more

  • 80

    Access and affection, which can fog the lens of the documaker, are precisely what make So Much So Fast so moving and engaging. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    Despite its immersion in tragedy and decline, So Much So Fast is leavened by unexpected humor. show more

  • 67
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    The movie captures the way scientists sometimes make breakthroughs simply by attempting the impossible. show more

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