How to Survive a Plague

Lists: Documentary

Brief Synopsis: "A story of two coalitions – ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) – whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. Despite having no scientific training, these self-made activists infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and helped identify promising new drugs, moving them from experimental trials to patients in record time."

Overall Ranking: 626 (Rank from 2012: # 24)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
MandF Reviews80(full review)
Minnesota Man70(full review)

People Involved

  • Larry Kramer (Himself)
  • David France (Director)