Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)
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as LCD Soundsystem
as James Murphy
as Al Doyle
as Nancy Whang
as Chuck Klosterman
as Pat Mahoney
as Gavin Russom
as Tyler Pope
as Matt Thornley
as Keith Wood
as Alan Doyle
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Critic Reviews for Shut Up and Play the Hits
"Shut Up" is graceful in its depiction of the performance, neither uncomfortably intimate nor shy.
Murphy is one hell of a frontman, and LCD Soundsystem is a deliriously exciting concert act.
Shut Up and Play the Hits manages to effectively display the power of that final concert while putting the band's leader into thoughtful cultural perspective.
Audience Reviews for Shut Up and Play the Hits
happiest, most beautiful, best documentary of 2012
A great concert documentary, but an even better investigation into hipster culture and what it means to be an artist in the minds of some.
Less a concert doc than a philosophical study of what it means to be a band (I mean, Chuck Klosterman is essentially the freaking narrator). I was surprised at how intimate a lot of the captured moments here are; seeing Murphy cry while looking through his gear for one of the last times was astonishingly moving). Intercutting those scenes within beautifully captured highlights of LCD Soundsystem's last concert ever adds a tremendous amount of weight to what could have easily been a lifeless concert DVD. You don't have to like them (or even know who James Murphy is) in order to get something out of this.
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