"Like a tactical nuclear strike on my soul" and other reviews

We just wanted to share with you our wonderful collection of quotes and reviews about the film so far:

"It is the best documentary of the year so far, and will undoubtedly remain so. I Am Breathing is a truly remarkable piece. Outstanding. "
The Upcoming

"ranks among the year's most moving films" 
The Hollywood Reporter (full review)

"an intensely personal documentary [...] It is a film about life" 
Dominic Lawson, The Independent (full article)

"its emotional heart is extraordinary"
The Times (also online for subscribers)

"A deeply affecting glimpse of a man's quest to salvage beauty from tragedy."
Empire (also online)

"bleak, unflinching and moving, yet morbidly funny"
The Telegraph (long feature in the Telegraph Magazine, also online)

"Profoundly moving [...] The film is not only a tribute to Neil Platt, it is also his legacy, one that touches and teaches all of us"
Jennifer Merin, About.com (full review)

"Genuinely powerful film-making [...] an intimate portrait of heartbreaking courage - a haunting and inclusive encounter with [...] time, experience and mortality."
Trevor Johnston, Sight & Sound (also online for subscribers)

"profoundly resonant [...] curiously life-affirming"
RTE (full review)

"a genuine heartbreaker"
Alison Rowat, The Herald (also online)

"absurd humour and profound beauty amidst the sadness"
Chris Buckle, The Skinny (full review)

"like a tactical nuclear strike on my soul"
London City Lights

"a heartbreaker of a film"
Daily Express (also online)

"Ill-achieved fiction is, this week, shamed by well-achieved non-fiction. I Am Breathing is a tragic, insightful, harrowing documentary."
Nigel Andrews, Financial Times (also online)

Grant Rollings, The Sun (article online for subscribers)

"at once devastating and deeply moving"
Miles Fielder, The List (full review)


"Inspiring documentary [...] celebrating the power of the human spirit to endure."
Time Out (London)

"a poignant movie which captures [...] stoic wit"
The Sun

"this film might change your life"

"delicate - heartbreaking - inspiring" 
NOW Magazine 

"Top 10 films of 2012" 

"a film to watch in 2013" 

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commented 2013-06-20 13:12:22 +0100
before seeing, thought it would be a boring one, but after seeing, found it very interesting, touchy, inspiring and very well made one!
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