• PG-13, 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Robert Altman
    In Theaters:
    Jun 9, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 9, 2004
  • Picturehouse


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A Prairie Home Companion Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This ode to a bygone style of entertainment is a fitting swan song for Altman.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Poucos cineastas têm ou tiveram a oportunidade de se despedir com tamanha graça e charme de seus fãs... algo que Altman conseguiu com este filme simultaneamente melancólico e alegre.

| Original Score: 5/5

December 29, 2006
Stuart Klawans
The Nation

A Prairie Home Companion is surely the bounciest, cheeriest musical I've ever seen on the subject of death and failure.

Full Review Source: The Nation

November 11, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The gentle, wistful quality that floods Robert Altman's latest film is accompanied by a robust sensibility about life's raw elements, a sense of humour and a playfulness.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 10, 2006
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

A celebration of show business at its purest and most joyful.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 8, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...essentially a sentimental musical comedy, with the barest rudiments of a story lingering in the background.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

October 7, 2006
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

A whimsical, good-natured, humorous, gentle movie about death.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

September 20, 2006
Betsy Bozdech

You don't have to be an NPR junkie to appreciate Garrison Keillor and Robert Altman's sweet, gently funny tale about an old-fashioned radio show taking its last bow.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 31, 2006
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today

Fans of Altman's naturalistic style and admirers of Keillor's wit will find plenty to love in A Prairie Home Companion.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 3/4

August 25, 2006
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections

With A Prairie Home Companion, Robert Altman has once again showcased his talent for creating complex, insular worlds for his characters to inhabit.

Full Review Source: Cinematic Reflections | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 19, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

When Altman lets it be like the radio show, the film couldn't be more heavenly as it becomingly glides along with its sweetly laced nostalgia bromide.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

July 14, 2006
David Cornelius

It's a testament to Altman and his cast that they can take a script this lousy and get just enough charm out of it to get by.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2006
Eric Melin

Nostalgic for an idealized version of wry family entertainment that probably never quite existed, it embodies all that is strong in character about the Midwest, or at least what should be.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3/4

July 6, 2006
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Robert Altman might be 81 years old, but damn he still knows how to direct a big cast of characters in an entertaining movie.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 4/4

July 5, 2006
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Simply put, it is a pleasure to watch and a film that I'd gladly see again.

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 1, 2006
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders

In a world of hype, earthshaking and globe-threatening crises, and annoying celebrity excess, what a contrast, what a respite, what a blessing it is to seek refuge weekly in A Prairie Home Companion!

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2006
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

It's all pleasant, mildly amusing, and mostly of interest to fans of the radio show. Others may find it less than riveting.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

July 1, 2006
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

"A Prairie Home Companion" is an incredibly well-made and graceful film, with an unbelievably gifted cast dancing to the Midwestern poetry of Garrison Keillor's script and Robert Altman's direction.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4

June 30, 2006
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

I can't necessarily say that I'd be more inclined to listen to the show [on the radio], but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it on the big screen.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2006
Mark R. Leeper

The movie is a lot like everything Keillor does, reliable and pleasant, but nothing very exciting or even remarkable. It is the cinematic equivalent of a dish of vanilla ice cream.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

June 25, 2006
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