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Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film And the Band Played On

Political and cautionary, this medical procedural film is riveting. While many of these sort of detective-like films get squandered emotionally since they are all about the parts fitting together correctly, this was wise enough- partly thanks to its long length- to work story, characterization, and emotion in there to give a face both to its characters and the epidemic's victims. Melodramatic at times, but haunting.