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Jim Allison: Breakthrough (2019)




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Breakthrough is a documentary about a scientist named Jim Allison who grew up in a small town in Alice, Texas. After the passing of his mother at a young age, Jim devotes his life to finding a cure for the terrible disease. Now at 70, this documentary features a retelling of the hard work and the struggles he experienced that led to his Nobel Prize-winning discovery. Featured are stories directly from the man himself as well as his friends and family. This documentary is narrated by Woody Harrelson and Written and directed by Bill Haney.


Critic Reviews for Jim Allison: Breakthrough

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

"Jim Allison: Breakthrough" offers an inspiring and heartening retort. Check it out. Take the kids. Go twice. Just see the dang thing. You won't regret it, and you'll never forget it.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Filmmaker Bill Haney takes an effectively straightforward approach to fashioning a respectful portrait of maverick cancer researcher James P. Allison.

September 27, 2019 | Full Review…
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With the colorful Allison... and narrator Woody Harrelson at his disposal, Haney could have easily done without all the glossy dramatic recreations and frequent shout-outs to Bristol-Myers Squibb...

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

An accessible introduction to James P. Allison, who, along with Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won a Nobel Prize in 2018 for discoveries in cancer immunotherapy.

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Jim Allison: Breakthrough is a most enjoyable, and remarkable, ramble.

October 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Nobel speaks for Allison's extraordinary success. The movie speaks for the extraordinary man behind it.

October 20, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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