"Very missable. A bit of bisexuality, some drugs and some driving, it's every bit as poor as the better critics say. Garrett Hedlund's handsome but ponderous; Sam Riley's a bore. Somebody playing Ginsberg turns up to rattle pompously about suicide and his lust for life. I don't know the book but, as a middle-aged man, to me this film seemed prurient and joyless. It has the sex-appeal and energy of a performance by Kyle Mclachlan in a feature-length, tribute episode of David Carradine's Kung Fu."