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  • Summary: Three gay seniors navigate the adventures, challenges and surprises of life and love in their golden years.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    May 29, 2014
    80
    Throughout, Before You Know It resists foundering in pathos or kitsch; its subjects are too complex and resistant, having survived decades of change, to be reduced to victims or examples.
  2. Reviewed by: Abby Garnett
    May 29, 2014
    80
    Before You Know It is a chronicle of the challenges facing an aging portion of the population, but it doubles as something more universal: a means of cutting through isolation and societal expectation, and finding a stronger self on the other side.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    May 29, 2014
    70
    Just looking at men of this age adds new depth to questions about legalizing gay marriage and further normalizing the kind of institutionalized responsibilities straight people take for granted.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Davis
    Jun 18, 2014
    67
    The more you become acquainted with these men, the more this movie grows on you. This is the sneaky power of authentic cinema verité. The purer the form, the purer the truths that may be revealed.
  5. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    May 29, 2014
    60
    There’s much sympathy but little tension in P J Raval’s new documentary.
  6. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jun 12, 2014
    60
    While often affecting and absorbing, the film proves intellectually and contextually light. This is especially true given a leisurely running time that could have easily accommodated more dimensional probing.

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