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The Saddest Music in the World Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The effect is so distancing that all but the most adventurous filmgoer will have trouble sitting through all 100 minutes of it.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 25, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A viewer takes in this circus of bizarre characters and absurdist images ... with an appreciation for the inventiveness, but a wish that one might be more involved or at least entertained by the stylistic workout.

January 21, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... shrill and annoying ...

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

May 13, 2004
Kent Turner

Saddest Music is like a Saturday Night Live spoof that has a promising beginning, but doesn't know how to end.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 3, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The style is so overdone it's nearly suffocating.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

April 30, 2004
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Provocative title, provocative premise, provocative direction, routine movie.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

June 3, 2004
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

I got a strong sense of Guy Maddin's sense of his own talent, but I'm not as convinced as he is.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 2/5

June 5, 2004

If the intention is to transport the audience to a world we've never seen, mission accomplished. You'll either find it extremely creative or an insufferable bore.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

June 4, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...obtuse and impossible to penetrate...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

October 22, 2003
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Maddin's novel filmic imagination is exceeded only by his sense of superiority to his source material.

Full Review Source: Boulder Weekly

June 18, 2004
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine

There's atmosphere and absurd wit, but the surreal style creates a distance from the characters that's only likely to be appreciated by fans of Maddin's self-conscious artistry.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2004
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Chances are that those who haven't bolted for the door after the first 15 minutes will love it; others could be driven to drink.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 2/5

July 16, 2004
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

One of those metaphoric weird-out flicks that takes mors pride in shocking than telling an interesting tale.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

December 17, 2004
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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August 1, 2004
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Little more than an elaborate stunt, created almost exclusively in post-production.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

May 27, 2004
Kevin Courrier
Boxoffice Magazine

[Maddin's] campy style of writing ends up at odds with the emotional power of the images.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 18, 2004
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Enough leaden whimsy to resink the Lusitania.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 2/4

May 8, 2004
Stephanie Zacharek
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Narratively and spiritually, the movie is bankrupt, even though it's so packed with stuff ... that you can hardly bring yourself to believe that it all adds up to nothing.

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May 22, 2004
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Infuriatingly obscure...a bit of rarefied madness that proves that Maddin's films are an acquired taste most of us are unlikely ever to acquire.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

June 4, 2004
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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From time to time during the 99-minute running time, I kept thinking of those old Off Off Broadway impositions on wriggly audiences -- or was it just me who was the transplanted Village square trapped among all the hipsters?

June 6, 2004
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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Derek Adams
Time Out
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Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine
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Boston Phoenix
May 8, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Houston Chronicle
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