Lou Reed's Berlin Reviews

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July 17, 2008
For Reed fans -- for rock fans -- the movie is an essential document of a noteworthy event.
July 17, 2008
This luminously shot concert movie reveals that Berlin is far from the lost masterpiece the movie wants it to be.
July 16, 2008
Schnabel is not exactly the ideal interpreter of Lou Reed's Berlin-years anguish. And the Berlin songs themselves don't transport one into that experience so much as convey a once-novel attitude.
July 16, 2008
A concert film by technicality, a cinematic trance in practicality.
July 16, 2008
One of the most fascinating performances of the year.
July 15, 2008
Reed tears into the material.
July 14, 2008
The movie experience gets in its own way.
July 14, 2008
The indulgent might term it "introspective," but a baleful, empty narcissism is the major affect one feels.
June 2, 2008
An intimate venue coupled with incredibly energetic and heart-felt performances from Reed, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus and a string and brass section to die for make for a moving experience.
March 19, 2008
Excellent concert docu revisits a neglected chapter in Reed's back catalog.
September 29, 2007
One of the nice things about Schnabel's film is the way it transmits the energy of one of those concerts where everything comes together. Even impassive, stern Lou himself is wearing a huge smile on his face by the end.
September 19, 2007
As shot by the incomparable Ellen Kuras, the concert retains a rich organic feel, complementing the music without over-determining it.
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