Hammer To Nail (March 2, 2023)
“Filmmaker Bradley Berman chronicles the life, and death, of his friend, celebrating his joie de vivre and the grace with which he accepted the inevitable. It’s inspiring, and civilized, that someone entering a physically painful journey can choose to depart on their own terms. Jack, it turns out, had a very good plan, indeed.”

Boulder Weekly (March 2, 2023)
“The film is about as uplifting as you can get with a premise like this. Almost all of that is thanks to Jack, whose clear-headed approach to the end brings opportunities for reconciliation and realization. It’s the kind of movie you will carry with you long after leaving the theater.”

East Bay Times (February 14, 2023)
“With humor and hope, the Berkeley documentarian’s movie covers the last years of his terminally ill friend’s life. Tuller chose to die with dignity, as he saw it, and the documentary not only focuses on themes of death and dying but celebrates the abundant joy and complex love the ever-exuberant Tuller experienced from friends and family. as he made a tremendously difficult choice. The story is universal and transformative.”

New Jersey Stage (January 31, 2023)
“What the documentary does best is give the audience a full view of Jack’s vibrant personality, as well as the effect his spirit had on others. He dances freely in his living room, wears a constant smile on his face, and carries not an ounce of cynicism in him. It is through his life that one learns what it means to truly live and to leave a mark on others.”

Film Obsessive (October 28, 2022)
“The documentary is a fascinating case and a touching treatment, an unusually intimate portrait of a conflicted, intelligent man faced with a dilemma no one would wish for—but any of us might face.”

Film International (August 1, 2022)
“The range of emotions expressed over the last third of the film—the countdown clock wiping away the days—run from fathomless love to quiet disbelief to utter sadness to tearful acceptance. The film ably covers all the bases for bits and bites from friends and family. But for Jack, he likes going out in his own blaze of glory. Under the same circumstances, we should all be so lucky to share his determined fortitude.”

Dennis Schwartz Reviews (July 1, 2022)
“This is a poignant film that firmly makes the case why the California End of Life Options Act is a progressive act and if enacted across the country will stop unnecessary suffering. Films like this can help change things in the country for the better.”

Deadline (June 20, 2022)
“Announcing the GRAND JURY AWARD for Best Documentary at Dances With Films 2022: JACK HAS A PLAN, directed by Bradley Berman and produced by Chris Metzler.”

The Independent Critic (June 18, 2022)
“I do admire Bradley Berman’s efforts to construct a meaningful, even inspiring film here…However, the way that JACK HAS A PLAN is constructed it ends up feeling more like a gimmick than an actual tribute to Jack’s life.”

Film Yap (June 16, 2022)
“I experienced so many conflicting feelings when watching the movie. On one end, you see Jack as a vibrant, likable person who’d be the life of any party. Then…heartbreak.”

Indianapolis Monthly (June 9, 2022)
“JACK HAS A PLAN asks universal questions by telling a very personal story. Expect to be moved and challenged.”

Combustible Celluloid (June 5, 2022)
“By the time it’s over, we feel we really have gotten to know this amazing person, and even though he’s gone now, the experience is a pure pleasure.”

San Francisco Examiner (June 1, 2022)
“Far from a downer, it is indeed a film about death, but it’s as joyous, thrilling and funny as any film about death could be.”

San Jose Mercury News (May 31, 2022)
“JACK HAS A PLAN does choke you up—as it should—but it’s also an oddly life-affirming true story about living your life to the fullest and learning to reconcile with a past no matter how painful it might be.”

Meier Movies (April 12, 2022)
“If dying is indeed an art, Jack Tuller is practically Picasso.”

Film Threat (April 9, 2022)
“Jack was able to keep his tumor at bay and use the experience as an outlet for artistic expression.”

Watermark Online (April 8, 2022)
“The film is both intimate and moving, as the filmmaker and the subject weigh the implications and questions that arise from seeing this ‘project’ to its natural conclusion.”