Masked and Anonymous Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An ego-maniacal and purely vain ode to Dylan who attempts to make himself larger than life amidst these cameos of great actors.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Only the scenes of Dylan on stage really hold the attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 23, 2006 as a collection of moments, mortared together with some stirring music, both from Dylan and his band and from others on the soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 27, 2004
Above all, it's an exercise in cryptic Dylan self-mythology.
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 23, 2004
The great neglected movie of 2003, a rambunctious, provocative, genre-defying, and constantly surprising experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
November 9, 2003
A strong contender for the worst movie of the century.
| Original Score: 0/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
November 7, 2003
A willful mess made interesting by the talent that it attracted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 3, 2003
Watching the film is like listening to Art Bell babble about UFOs -- it seems always on the verge of making a point but never gets there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 18, 2003
The music was fine, the film wasn't.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 17, 2003
Just because the movie is largely unintelligible doesn't make it unwatchable, though sometimes it's artful in the same way a train wreck can be graceful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 10, 2003
A nonsensical vanity project for singer Bob Dylan that wastes the talents of a lot of folks who should have known better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jurgen Fauth
October 8, 2003
With Sixties vigor and carefree looseness, the legendary musician and poet has given us a late-career "Purple Rain" that turns out to be a great bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 3, 2003
Far from the greatest story ever told.
| Original Score: 2/5
Richard C. Walls
Orlando Weekly
October 3, 2003
The idea of a movie where Dylan essentially plays himself sounds kind of promising. Maybe someday that movie will get made. It's not this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
October 3, 2003
Absolutely no saving graces here.
| Original Score: 1/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 1, 2003
Could just as well be titled 'Masters of War' or 'Tombstone Blues' or 'Everything Is Broken.' At every cut in the action, you expect a gray flannel dwarf to scream...
| Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
September 27, 2003
It's the sort of nonsense that's intriguing for about 15 minutes, simply because its incoherence approaches a surreal level. But then the novelty wears off, and it settles into being the worst thing a movie can be: boring.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Top Critic
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
September 26, 2003
A fascinating mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Shawn Levy
September 12, 2003
A more maddening, incoherent, frustrating film you're not likely to see.
Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 11, 2003
How much you end up liking the film probably relates to how much you sympathize with Dylan or Dylan-like characters.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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