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The Beat Hotel

Return to 1957 Paris, where a rundown hotel attracted American Beat expats such as Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso and Brion Gysin. Photos, animation and personal reflections bring this unique time and place to life.
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Netflix Rating: 3.7
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 38%
Critics' score: 38   Audience score: 75   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Never amounts to more than a flabby piece of counterculture nostalgia. full review

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

Mr. Govenar's textbook history of the scene (from around 1957 to 1963) is twinklingly delivered by surviving former residents and scholarly chroniclers. full review

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times

Impressionistic documentary about the temporary Parisian home of the Beat writers fails to justify its full-length running time. full review

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

[Scales] new heights of inessentiality... full review

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
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