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Barenaked in America

Barenaked in America (1999)

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Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1

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Were it not for Alanis Morissette, Barenaked Ladies would probably have been the biggest pop act to come out of Canada in the 1990s. Entirely male and generally fully clothed, the band scored a number of multi-platinum albums in their home country and enjoyed a healthy following in America before their fifth album, Stunt, and its hit single "One Week" made them stars. Actor Jason Priestley, a fan of the group, took a camera crew with him as he followed the band on their U.S. tour following the

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (4) | DVD (1)

Whatever secrets the musicians may be keeping, we've been tacitly urged to examine our reasons for wanting to know them.

March 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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They play the funny songs, but just when things threaten to get too lightweight, singer Steven Page lets loose with a riveting, scorchingly soulful rendition of 'Break Your Heart' to let everyone know they're not just clowning around.

June 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

A funny, spirited film driven by the band's sense of humor and energetic performances.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A reasonably entertaining way to kill an hour and a half.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

inquisitive and stylish, blending the distinguished personalities of the Barenaked Ladies with zest and humor of the film's clever interviews.

January 1, 2000 Full Review
NutzWorld

For the discerning rock fan and/or filmgoer, Barenaked in America is about as insightful as an MTV promotional video.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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