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Henry Northmore
The List
March 22, 2013
Ultimately this is a film about overcoming adversity, facing your fears, family bonding and the power of music to reach anybody and everybody.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
March 14, 2013
The film, which plays a little like a real-life Rain Man, may be a bit rough around the edges but that only adds to its charm. Kate and Will show their relationship with their brother in all its messiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
August 10, 2012
Never mind the bickering and cajoling: this is a lovely, generous chronicle of a lovely, generous gesture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2012
It will not teach you very much about either autism or Metallica, but you will leave the theater smiling.
Kevin Harley
Total Film
June 21, 2012
You'll cry a bit come the tense, touching climax - then punch the air with joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
June 10, 2012
The movie it brought to my mind (and compares favourably with) is Ira Wohl's equally personal, wonderfully inspiring Best Boy, which won an Oscar for best documentary in 1979.

This is London
June 8, 2012
This is no masterpiece but worth seeing for the way it treats its subject with unpatronising sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Catherine Shoard
June 7, 2012
The peripheral interviews with the extended Spicer family are as compelling as the central quest; this is a film with rare honesty and nuance in a field that frequently feels queasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bethany Rutter
Little White Lies
June 7, 2012
More about musical obsession than the nuts and bolts of autism, but very sweet all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eve Barlow
Empire Magazine
June 7, 2012
The film that reduced Lemmy to tears will have a similar affect on you. Just lovely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 7, 2012
Not only is this documentary warm-hearted and thoroughly entertaining, but it has a lot to teach us about how families can rise to the challenge of mental disability.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Sharon O'Connell
Time Out
June 6, 2012
The literal and emotional voyage that gives this sweet, touching and often funny doc its shape resists any temptation to overegg the self-discovery pudding.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
June 8, 2012
Admirable cause, amateurish film, although Ulrich comes out of it smelling sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Adams
Screen International
June 14, 2012
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