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Jim Allison: Breakthrough Reviews

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September 26, 2019
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...
October 5, 2019
A fascinating look at MD Anderson immunologist and Nobel laureate's fight against cancer. Significant doc with enough Texas levity to make this a real treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 10, 2019
What a pleasure it is to meet Jim Allison in Bill Haney's excellent documentary.
October 20, 2019
The Nobel speaks for Allison's extraordinary success. The movie speaks for the extraordinary man behind it.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 23, 2019
Engaging portrait of a flinty Texas iconoclast out to cure cancer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 6, 2019
A worthy documentary, about a subject who's a fascinating, compelling character in his own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 28, 2019
Jim Allison: Breakthrough is a most enjoyable, and remarkable, ramble.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2019
Getting to know Jim Allison and some of his colleagues made me feel very small and humble. This worthy film chronicles a remarkable odyssey.
September 26, 2019
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 27, 2019
Filmmaker Bill Haney takes an effectively straightforward approach to fashioning a respectful portrait of maverick cancer researcher James P. Allison.
October 2, 2019
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 3, 2019
In any other context, [a "quack"] is what he would be, except that he was right!
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