Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Documentary biopic detailing the life and career of Oliver Sacks, the legendary neurologist and storyteller who battled drug addiction and homophobia as well as the medical establishment.

2019Rating: M, Mature themes, coarse language, drug use and sexual references111 minsUSA
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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life / Reviews

The Age

The Age

Despite the relatively conventional filmmaking, what comes through most strongly in this portrait is Sacks’ uniqueness...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

This affectionate film reminds us that we have lost one of the great ones.

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Stuff

Stuff

Even if you don't know anything about Sacks, you'll be delighted to meet him.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

While the movie steers around the details of how post-fame Sacks became something of a brand, it beautifully presents a portrait of his compassion and bravery.

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Variety

Variety

What’s most moving about Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is that Sacks, whose extreme love of existence was there in every sentence he wrote, could embrace death because it would be the most out-there adventure of his life.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life is a moving portrait of a man taking deep stock of his life with great satisfaction and verve.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Sacks’ personal life was as startling as his professional achievements.

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