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Louder Than A Bomb Reviews

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Chase Whale
Gordon and the Whale

LOUDER THAN A BOMB is an explosive look at capturing your dreams.

Full Review Source: Gordon and the Whale

December 6, 2013
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

It's about, kind of, this community, and the way these groups come together.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

February 7, 2011
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Siskel and Jacobs focus on the performances, which are inspiring and electrifying.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 7, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

The filmmakers showcase an art form diverse enough to include a panoply of styles and methods.

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

May 15, 2011
Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

[M]ore focus on showy slam than ...writing poetry. How the best performers-and the best young poets-dig down deep and polish their work, finally makes this a satisfying film.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 6/10

May 18, 2011
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

An emotionally-evocative poetry slam blasting the King's English to smithereens leaving Ebonics as the last language standing!

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3/4

May 20, 2011
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Poetry-as-savior may be eye-rolling. Their talent, however, is not.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper

June 10, 2011
Jennifer Merin
About.com

A documentary about the competition between inner city and suburban high school poetry teams to win Chicago's 'Louder Than A Bomb' teen poetry rave. The teens hone their rhyming skills and styles until they're nothing less than terrific.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2011
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

Seeing the kids achieve catharsis and really come alive on stage captures poetry's power to connect people, both to each other and to themselves.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 4, 2011
Robert Koehler
Variety
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Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's Louder Than a Bomb is an affecting and superbly paced celebration of American youth at their creative best.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 4, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Think of it as "Glee'' without music. Without a net, too.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 3, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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The sheer breadth of talent is so astonishing, and the rhymes so clearly from the heart, that our spirits are inevitably lifted.

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

May 18, 2011
Matt Singer
IFC.com

These kids are brilliant, charming wordsmiths.

Full Review Source: IFC.com | Original Score: B+

May 17, 2011
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Who says poetry has to be dull?

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 18, 2011
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

The kids whom Jacobs and Siskel have chosen for us to watch are so enthralling, with such remarkable life stories, that their autobiographical poems have actual power.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 2, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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The efforts to document the teams' creative processes aren't particularly successful - no camera can capture something that elusive - but the filmmakers do a fine job with the back stories of the featured poets.

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

May 17, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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"Louder Than a Bomb" is a good reminder that students need a variety of opportunities to excel.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

May 5, 2011
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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The movie floats to another realm entirely when the cameras go into the home of Nova Venerable.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 17, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

Teen doggerel is celebrated in this documentary about a Chicago poetry slam in which competition runs as high as on any basketball court.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 18, 2011
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV

You can't help being uplifted by kids, trying to honestly express themselves through this unique medium.

Full Review Source: NY1-TV

May 19, 2011
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine
May 21, 2011
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