Kill Your Darlings Poster

Release Date: October 18th, 2013

DVD Release Date: March 18th, 2014

R|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
In 1944, young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) has a rival for the affections of his charismatic classmate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). When the rival is found dead, Carr, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac are arrested for murder.

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, David Cross, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen

Director: John Krokidas

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Killer Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

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  • They flail and they thrash, and Krokidas' film is just like them — as jazz-inflected and freewheeling as the Beat poetry these guys were about to unleash on the world. show more

  • There’s a limber, freewheeling aspect to the storytelling that echoes the rule-breaking literary form of the Beat writers. show more

  • Kill Your Darlings is a tale of inspiration, then, but also a tale of jealousy, obsession, homophobia, and homicide. It's a whirlwind. Even if it doesn't all hang together, it's worth the ride. show more

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