Exit: The Right to Die Image

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  • Summary: Switzerland is presently the only country in the world where suicide assistance is legal. Exit: The Right to Die profiles that nation's EXIT organization, which for over twenty years has provided volunteers who counsel and accompany the terminally-ill and severely handicapped towards a death of their choice. (First Run / Icarus Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The freedom to answer Hamlet's nagging question over whether to be or not for oneself is explored in this thoughtful and thought provoking documentary about the Swiss organization EXIT AMD.
  2. 75
    In the wrenching final scene, the concept of "dying with dignity" becomes much more than just a catchphrase used to justify a controversial practice.
  3. 75
    Would that all death be so peaceful.
  4. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Pic's quiet lucidity and matter-of-fact procedurals pack a cumulative emotional punch.
  5. Despite the humanity and courage exhibited by the members of Exit, the film is inescapably grim.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Filmed and edited with near anesthetic calm, Fernand Melgar's documentary meditation on the work of Swiss euthanasia outfit Exit ADMD doesn't so much argue for the legalization of assisted suicide as recline comfortably in the knowledge that this firm's devoted "escorts" are here to direct terminal patients toward that shining light down the hall.