• Release Date: Jun 4, 2010
Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Merola unleashes a barrage of information, including much testimony from grateful patients, but he could have made an even more effective film had he paused to summarize each phase in Burzynski's long ordeal.
  2. Clogged with court transcripts, medical records and repetitive (if moving) patient testimony, Burzynski tickles the mind only at the cost of trampling the eyes.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    50
    Despite its infotainment look, Burzynski ultimately proves convincing.
  4. Through all the fuzzy science, Merola sees a savior; you’ll see a dull editorial masquerading as objective reporting.
  5. Burzynski may have credibility in the eyes of some, but the movie about him has no credibility, so no one will be receptive to its message.
  6. 0
    Burzynski is dull, dull, dull, even for an infomercial.
  7. 0
    Who's the bigger charlatan--Burzynski or Merola--and why is this conspiratorial rubbish being released into theaters?
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    10
    If you believe that cancer research is important and if you also affirm that a society should offer the best treatment possible to its citizens, then watch this documentary and learn of Dr Burzynski struggle. He may be the key to the biggest breakthrough in the fight against cancer yet. Unfortunately by also being the inventor and solely patent holder of this new non-toxic cancer treatment, he is now faced with a legal battle as challenging as cancer itself against the FDA, NCI and multibillion pharmaceutical companies who will not sit and tolerate any serious threat to their profits. All the negative reviews focus on the heavy amount of transcripts and medical records that are presented as a way to say it is boring yet for me it was precisely what I needed to see in order to believe that Dr Burzynski is a credible and a serious person who is indeed bringing amazing results to patients once doomed to a terrible prognosis by regular treatment methods. It is a serious documentary focusing on an important issue, there will be evidence presented to support it. In fact there they have a whole website that continues to follow Dr Burzynski's struggle and where I found out that they already reached the necessary signatures in a White House petition to get Antineoplastons (Dr Dr Burzynski's treatment) approved for public use. Spread the word and get people to watch this documentary to form their own opinion. http://www.burzynskimovie.com Full Review »