• Released
  • November 1, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Drama
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Big Sur Synopsis
Jack Duluoz takes three trips to poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti's cabin in Big Sur.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Justin Lowe
Filming a truly immersive and dimensional adaptation of a Kerouac novel remains an ongoing challenge for any filmmaker, but Polish’s film...
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70

Variety

By Guy Lodge
Michael Polish’s Big Sur offers an elegantly muted take on the midlife ennui of Kerouac’s autobiographical 1962 novel.
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40

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Not exactly a hagiography, Polish's film isn't a tragedy, either -- it's just an uneventful afternoon spent with a dozing rummy.
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38

Slant Magazine

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The viewer is informed of a world of chaos, obsession, and irresolution, but has no cinematic means of accessing or understanding it.
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The film has a restless, nomadic quality similar to Kerouac’s lifestyle, but there’s no there there.
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20

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Edited to ribbons so that every peripheral player — Kate Bosworth, Radha Mitchell, Josh Lucas, Henry Thomas — is even more one-dimensional...
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Rated R | For Language, Some Sexuality and Nudity