Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician Reviews

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Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
Jon Lap
Apollo Guide
October 2, 2003
Hanft captures the goosy, roach-of-a-joint lifestyle pressed upon fledgling musicians in underground circles of L.A. and other urban blights.
Full Review | Original Score: 75/100
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 26, 2003
Steve Hanft ... shot Southlander on digital video for what looks like $99.99. But who needs a big budget when you have a quirky script, an energetic cast and a soundtrack that features Union 13, the Blondes, Future Pigeon and Omega Man?
| Original Score: 3/4
Phil Hall
Film Threat
September 20, 2003
Pleasantly diverting no-budget comedy with fun cameo appearances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
October 23, 2003
Seems like the product of someone who has hit the bong a few too many times.
| Original Score: 1/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 26, 2003
The more interested you are in seeing Beck, Orton and others -- including the late jazz luminary Billy Higgins -- outside the context of music videos, the more rewarding you'll find it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 26, 2003
Southlander does have enough energy and wit to make a solid music video. But that leaves us with about 80 minutes too many.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
September 26, 2003
Too fragmentary and too devoted to its self-referential ethos to transcend its insular vision of rock's lunatic fringe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Hollywood Reporter
November 1, 2003

Boston Phoenix
September 28, 2003
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