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Synopsis

Jim Allison: Breakthrough is the astounding, true story of one warm- hearted, stubborn man's visionary quest to find a cure for cancer. The film traces Allison's remarkable life from his school-boy days in Friday Night Lights, Creationist Texas all the way to Stockholm where, in December of 2018, he accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Cast

  • Jim Allison
  • Woody Harrelson

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Dr. Allison is such an inspiration & has devoted his career to using the immune system to combat and ultimately cure cancer.

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Metacritic

70
Sep 27, 2019

Prosaically straightforward but consistently interesting portrait of the maverick research scientist who was awarded a 2018 Nobel Prize in medicine.

Metacritic review by Joe Leydon
Joe Leydon
Variety
60
Sep 26, 2019

With the colorful Allison — he’d fit right into one of KFC’s revolving Colonel spots — and narrator Woody Harrelson at his disposal, Haney could have easily done without all the glossy dramatic recreations and frequent shout-outs to Bristol-Myers Squibb, which occasionally create the undesirable effect of a corporate promo video.

Metacritic review by Michael Rechtshaffen
Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times
75
Sep 23, 2019

The film is a portait in dogeddness and going against the current thinking in cancer treatment and research.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation