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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Reviews

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Jamie Healy
Radio Times

There's a distinct lack of archive footage of the band in their prime, but the director makes a good stab at bringing to life the studio sessions that produced such treasures as The Ballad of El Goodo.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2014
Michael Hann
Guardian

The result is an observed story, without the why of Big Star's musical disintegration that is at the heart of their enduring legend.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

August 1, 2014
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies

Rewards true fans while enticing the uninitiated.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

July 31, 2014
Rob Thomas
Madison Movie

Two emotions fight for dominance while watching the saga - the exhilaration that comes from seeing great artists working at the peak of their powers, and the frustration of watching the world ignore those great artists.

Full Review Source: Madison Movie | Original Score: 3/4

December 9, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Messy but inspiring musical doc.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

December 2, 2013
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

I thought the film worked best when it was concentrating on Big Star, but wandered a bit when it drifted on to what happened to band members after the breakup. The film has a melancholy feel to it.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

November 25, 2013
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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It feels thorough, and very affectionate. It just needs more of a narrative hook, a through-line from start to finish that can enhance the story for those not yet in the club.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

July 30, 2013
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

With Nothing Can Hurt Me, Big Star, the Vincent van Gogh of rock music, gets a documentary worthy of its legend.

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2013
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

If you're not already a fan of the power pop godfathers, "Big Star" could make you one.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 3/4

July 25, 2013
Chris Riemenschneider
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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All the making-of footage and scenes offering a taste of Memphis in the '70s will probably thrill established Big Star lovers in a big way.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 25, 2013
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

Nothing Can Hurt Me is the perfect music doc in that it services longtime fans while providing the opportunity to make new ones as well.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 4/5

July 19, 2013
Bruce Diones
New Yorker
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[Documents] the band's coming together and falling apart and [offers] a passionate tribute to its brilliant, beautiful music.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 15, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
Film Comment Magazine

All too many music documentaries send you away feeling unsatisfied, but with its heartfelt backstory and generous helpings of music, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a shining exception.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

July 12, 2013
Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
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[A] thoroughly detailed (though a bit long) doc that charts the band's thwarted expectations.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times

July 12, 2013
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Nothing Can Hurt Me is a must for fans ... because so much of Big Star's story has been parceled out piecemeal over the years, in anecdotes and liner notes.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3/5

July 11, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Don't think of "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" as a sad tale. Cautionary, maybe. Mostly it's a celebration of a great band making great music, if only for a short time.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 11, 2013
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
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Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's lovingly assembled documentary inventories the near-misses and noble failures that comprised Big Star's short career, as well as the tragedies that occurred after they'd stopped recording.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

July 5, 2013
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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It seems like a bittersweet inevitability that even a celebration as reverential as this one is suffused with such aching poignancy.

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

July 4, 2013
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
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