There's virtually no biographical content. The songs stick very much to one plaintive folk-pop style, and if that is not your passion, the flood of concert footage becomes wearing fairly early on.
| Original Score: 2/4
Warm and poignant, but with excessive use of concert footage and lack of insight/intrigue. Strictly for avid fans of Kate McGarrigle. Just listening to the soundtrack might be more rewarding and satisfying.
| Original Score: 5.5/10
More frustrating than the film's inability to impart a full-bodied portrait of its subject ... is a more general directorial ordinariness.
| Original Score: B-
As a musical experience, it is generous and moving. But as a documentary, "Sing Me the Songs" is an awkward hybrid of concert film and rock-star biography.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The film is both celebration and elegy, a sing-along and a cry-along, a cathartic moan and a perfect bliss-out.
Given that the entire show and film is dedicated to McGarrigle, you wish this exquisitely made, undeniably moving family album featured even more of the singer herself.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rufus and Martha Wainwright host an all-star tribute concert for their late mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, in this old-fashioned but engrossing rock-doc .