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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector Reviews

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

The overall effect is as elaborate and fascinating as one of Spector's musical productions from the '60s.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 4/5

January 28, 2011
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

Spector may be a paranoid loon with blood on his hands, but he's also a fascinating, tragic case study in splendid isolation.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 3/5

January 28, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Fascinating because its subject is so influential and so deranged, a shambles because its filmmaker can't decide which approach to take and so takes all of them.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 27, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a sporadically intriguing yet disastrously overlong documentary...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 27, 2011
Bret Milano
Boston Phoenix

Songs by the Crystals, the Righteous Brothers, and Ike & Tina Turner are about all that come out of this movie unscathed.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

January 20, 2011
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This is an unusually formatted documentary that, in other hands, may have concentrated on the trial instead of the music but this makes for an imaginative and entertaining document

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B-

January 17, 2011
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...Jayanti's taken a unique approach, and the producer who emerges is a very flawed and strange man but undisputed musical genius.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

January 16, 2011
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Even with Spector's dark obsessions and current prison address, you can't dismiss his music's power, or its influence.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 6, 2011
Don Groves

The melody has gone for a flawed musical genius.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.0

December 29, 2010
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Murderer or not, the man is a musical genius, and Jayanti's film makes that abundantly, even tragically clear...

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 17, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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It's disconcerting but strangely effective -- you get a sense of different aspects of the man, coexisting as one.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 2, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The movie isn't interested in whether or not Spector is a murderer, but it gives him a chance to clear the air, and perhaps find a moment of peace for himself.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 16, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A documentary examination of the genius, madness, arrogance and abject insecurity of rock music's most famous record producer.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: A

September 10, 2010
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Spector talking never fails to hold our interest, but other aspects of the film are less successful.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 19, 2010
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Filmmaker Vikram Jayanti anti-Michael Moore-ishly absents himself and allows his heretofore reclusive, acidly humorous subject to hang himself or not.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

July 9, 2010
Edward Douglas

Falls somewhere directly between Court TV and VH-1 ... a fairly thorough portrait of [Spector] both as an eccentric but tormented artist and as an arrogant blowhard whose hubris may have been his undoing.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 8/10

July 2, 2010
John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Brown's gushing, awkwardly presented liner notes discredit any attempt at objectivity without doing justice to Spector's achievements.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

July 2, 2010

Spector is mesmerizing, exasperating, and a number of other adjectives besides.

Full Review Source: MTV | Original Score: 5/5

July 2, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

engaging, illuminating and occasionally funny, but awkwardly and distractingly blends Spector's songs and murder trial footage.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.20/10

June 30, 2010
Stephanie Zacharek

Spector's weirdness is pretty much off the charts, and Jayanti's approach confirms our worst hunches while failing to illuminate any of the more intricate nooks and crannies of this brilliant, troubled soul.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 5.5/10

June 30, 2010
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