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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Reviews

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The film certainly gives the band its due, but it will likely appeal more to Big Star cultists, ones eager for minutia about recording and business deals.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 4, 2013
Cory Everett
The Playlist

The band's trajectory will not be unfamiliar to anyone who has read a musician's biography or watched a few episodes of Behind The Music (formation > inspiration > destruction) so the only real variables are in how the story is being told.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: B-

July 3, 2013
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Overall, it's still a skillfully rendered narrative that should satisfy fans and pique the interest of the uninitiated.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 3, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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By the end, I was muttering at every critic and musician and record producer, "Guys, tell me something I don't know."

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 3, 2013
Mark Jenkins
NPR
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The story that writer-director Drew DeNicola and producer-director Olivia Mori reconstruct has the power to move even those who prefer Mozart or Lil Wayne.

Full Review Source: NPR

July 2, 2013
Stephanie Zacharek
Village Voice
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DiNicola explores the specifics of Big Star's implosion as well as anyone can, considering band breakups are much like shattered love affairs: Who ever really knows what went wrong?

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 2, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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A well-sourced account of a perfect, broken dream, Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's slightly shaggy documentary captures what it's like to discover music so good it seems as if it were made just for you.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 2, 2013
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Whether this love letter is more preaching to the converted than a corrective is arguable.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 2, 2013
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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It's a tale of extraordinary creative accomplishment followed by bitter rejection; fused with the band's lonely music, which DeNicola samples liberally on the soundtrack, it has the power of a pop myth.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 2, 2013
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

A rock-doc that mythologizes the tragicomic flame out of power pop's seminal band, and the fan-made afterlife that brought them long-delayed success.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2013
Tim Grierson
Paste Magazine

Considering the star-crossed band it documents, there should be no surprise that "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" has a melancholy tinge to it.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine

July 1, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Interesting enough, but you may leave the theater still wondering what all the fuss was about.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2013
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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If Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me leads even one person to listen to Big Star for the first time, this movie will have done a great service.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

June 30, 2013
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Whether or not you are familiar with the band or their music, this movie will fill you with a rare kind of musical euphoria. You'll love it.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A+

June 28, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Rock doc is a boon to members of the Big Star cult.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 9, 2013
Chris Buckle
The Skinny

Should satisfy both long-term acolytes and those newly curious of Big Star's timeless artistry.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A true passion project: A movie that is both a smart, definitive documentary and the ultimate love letter to its subject, the 1970s Memphis power pop band that proved vastly more popular and influential after its dissolution than when it was active.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

November 16, 2012
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