Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? Reviews

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Robert Koehler
Variety
April 4, 2011
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2010
A personal, generous tribute reel designed to keep a musical master's legacy very much alive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
September 10, 2010
Conventional in style and is likely to mean more to the sadly forgotten musician's fans than to others.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 10, 2010
The point of it is not, in the end, to explain him or solve the mystery of his life, but rather to spend time in his company and understand why he is someone to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
September 9, 2010
There's been so little written about Nilsson or archiving of his work that Who Is Harry Nilsson is a godsend just for bringing together so much rare footage.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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David Fear
Time Out
September 8, 2010
Who Is Harry Nilsson is a worthwhile portrait of a genius who made beautiful music, and a case study for how to tragically, epically self-destruct.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
September 7, 2010
Sticking closely to the archival footage and talking-heads formula, it's the quality of the former and the sense of personal involvement in the latter that elevates the film above the run-of-the-mill rockumentary.