Nashville Reviews

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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter
July 6, 2015
Certainly, for the American cinema, it is the most epochal event since Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.
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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice
January 15, 2013
I hate to go out on a limb after only one viewing, but Nashville strikes me as Altman's best film, and the most exciting dramatic musical since Blue Angel.
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Molly Haskell
Village Voice
January 15, 2013
I think that the power and the theme of the film lie in the fact that while some characters are more "major" than others, they are all subordinated to the music itself. It's like a river, running through the film, running through their life.
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David Ansen
Newsweek
March 31, 2008
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
June 27, 2007
A rare and puzzling movie: beautiful and cruel, passionate but strangely shallow.
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Variety Staff
Variety
June 27, 2007
Nashville is one of Altman's best films, free of the rambling insider fooling around that sometimes mars entire chunks of every second or third picture.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A masterpiece.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It's a film that a lot of other directors will wish they'd had the brilliance to make.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 31, 2002
The acting is entirely unaffected. Every performance rings true, whether from an experienced actor or a neophyte.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
More than anything else, it is a tender poem to the wounded and the sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4