Film Review: Kill Your DarlingsFan The Fire Recommends

Posted in Film, Reviews
By Sam Bathe on 6 Dec 2013

Charting the early days of the lauded Beat Generation poets, Kill Your Darlings stars Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr, Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac and Ben Foster as William S. Burroughs in a tale of love, loss and friendship in their early college days.

Great chemistry between Radcliffe and DeHaan gives Kill Your Darlings real life. Their performances are effortlessly vidid and you get the sense that something is building between these young men. Director John Krokidas’ film is witty, smart and adventurous , and though Kill Your Darlings struggles a little in its final act, it is still a fascinating story that will impress those who are fans of the Beat Generation in particular.

4/5

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