Based on 24 Critics
  • What's cinematic experimentation without a few failures in the lab? Maybe that's why Howl is so appealing: The filmmakers don't get everything right but their passion for Ginsberg's genius and their excitement over trying to deconstruction a literary master work is contagious. show more

  • The result is more fancy than funky, but the directors' aim is true and occasionally hits its mark. show more

  • Epstein and Friedman's doc-like approach also results in a certain dramatic stasis; Howl is a film aimed more for the head than the gut. show more

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