• Kill Your Darlings (2013)

Kill Your Darlings

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    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

  • 87
    Jordan HoffmanFilm.com

    It transcends the usual biopic limitations to tell a specific story about some well-known people with larger, universal implications. show more

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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