Jobriath A.D. Reviews

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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times
May 1, 2014
Hampered by limited video of Jobriath, the film lacks a sense of him or his music.
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Inkoo Kang
Village Voice
April 29, 2014
A cubist portrait of an unknowable man and a dramatic whodunit about an artist-victim who died by a thousand cuts.
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
January 31, 2014
Documentary maker Kieran Turner attempts to rehabilitate Jobriath's reputation, presenting him as a gifted musician and a gay-rights pioneer.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 31, 2014
A long-forgotten, envelope-pushing figure of 1970s rock will be hard to forget again after Jobriath A.D.
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
January 31, 2014
Jobriath's story emerges as one of rock 'n' roll's great tragedies, a tale of hubris, misery and death. One not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 31, 2014
Eye-opener introduces a glam rocker who should be a better known part of pop history.
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 31, 2014
Kieran Turner's Jobriath A.D. is an admirable attempt to rescue the singer from the junk heap of failed pop culture & it was obviously made with a lot of love & care. However...only a sketchy impression of the artist's real personality comes through
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
January 30, 2014
In unexceptional fashion, Turner uses a parade of talking heads and multiple montages of grainy film clips and archival stills to paint a picture of the artist-as-chameleon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Josh Modell
AV Club
January 30, 2014
Because Jobriath himself was so elusive-there are no archival interviews with him included here, presumably because they don't exist-Jobriath A.D. itself seems elusive.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Diego Costa
Slant Magazine
January 29, 2014
The film never explores the depths and nuances that could actually place Jobriath in conversation with figures who came after him, however reductively.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2012
Descending the penis in vain
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 30, 2012
Fast-paced and colourful, this documentary chronicles the astonishing story of a gifted artist who never found the success everyone knew he deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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