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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector Reviews

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
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
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
Kevin Lally
Hollywood Reporter
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What makes Ecstasy essential viewing for any pop-music fan and any student of celebrity pathology is the interview itself.

June 30, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Currently serving out a sentence that will likely consume the remainder of his life, Spector turns the interview into a trial on his own terms -- one that's gripping, revelatory, and a little self-incriminating.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

June 30, 2010
David Fear
Time Out New York
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This portrait of the eccentric artist provides ecstasy via singers performing his greatest hits, and agony as Spector glowers through his original 2007 (mis)trial.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2010
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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A landmark documentary about the man who created music's "Wall of Sound."

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

June 30, 2010
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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A feature-length portrait of a pop music genius as (pre-)convicted murderer, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector lives up to its grandiose title

Full Review Source: Village Voice

June 29, 2010
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The film makes an audacious conceptual leap by juxtaposing dull television footage of the first trial with a music video soundtrack of Spector-produced records.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

June 29, 2010
Ronnie Scheib
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Veering wildly between paranoia and self-aggrandizement, Spector makes a fascinating subject.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 28, 2010
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