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Music From the Inside Out (2005)

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Average Rating: 7.3/10
Critic Reviews: 14
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The intersection of art and life are at the core of 'Music From the Inside Out,' a provocative 90-minute musical journey through the lives of the 105 musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra. It is the Orchestra's first film appearance since Disney's 'Fantasia' in 1940. While 'Music From the Inside Out' is about the many people within the ensemble, it is ultimately an intimate musical journey. Each musician's story reveals a struggle to maintain individuality, to test musical boundaries, and to

Mar 27, 2007

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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (5) | DVD (1)

The result is 90 minutes in the company of some of the nicest and most boring people you can imagine ever having a movie made about them.

March 23, 2006 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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We hear all kinds of comments -- about personal satisfactions, dissatisfactions, rewards.

March 20, 2006 Full Review Source: The New Republic
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It doesn't attempt to neatly summarize the musical experience. Anker gives the players free rein to express their wonderment.

March 20, 2006 Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor
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Those who prefer a little meat on their documentary bones may come away hungry.

March 3, 2006 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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Music from the Inside Out is not so much about the people, but about what they create, and it's at its most effective when the talking stops.

February 17, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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A couple of moments worth watching with some insightful thoughts on what makes musicians tick. But, the overwhelming majority of the film does't inspire or entertain. Paul Chambers, CNN.

November 1, 2009 Full Review Source: CNNRadio
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...it's the musical journey more than the final destination that pulls us along.

July 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

...undramatic and exceedingly pleasant, like eavesdropping at a dinner of intelligent craftspeople trading their best anecdotes.

March 31, 2006

These obviously very talented musicians haven't been chosen for their charisma, but their experience and perspective reveals much about the passion and technique of performance.

March 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Cinema Signals
Cinema Signals

The film is especially valuable to people with limited knowledge of a major orchestra because it breaks the culture apart and gives its many voices individuality and intimacy.

February 16, 2006 Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

It's nice to know that these one-time band nerds now have such a warm and rewarding, if challenging, community.

October 6, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Doesn't quite answer the 'why' of music, but delights by allowing us to get to know the individuals of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

September 7, 2005 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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