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Air Guitar Nation Reviews

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May 4, 2007
It's a limited movie, from the musical palette the performers choose, to the number of players the movie spends time with.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2007
Air Guitar Nation plays less like a feature-length documentary than it does a poorly thrown together behind-the-scenes supplement to the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2007
Alexandra Lipsitz believes that air-guitar competitions are worth a whole feature-length movie. She's wrong, of course. But the fun lasts longer than you might think.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 27, 2007
There are occasional moments of wisdom, drama and emotion, but we never quite forget the blunt confession of one of the founders of the world championship, who admits that the whole thing began as a joke. Psst, buddy: it still is.
Read More | Original Score: B-
May 22, 2007
[Some] may be taken aback by the exhibition of sheer ego in what is clearly a form of replacement therapy for those whose ambitions exceed their talents.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 9, 2007
Despite the film's admirable brevity it's still hard to maintain a wry ironic grin for a full 81 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 22, 2007
The film's action footage -- lots of men and women thrashing around with a theoretical Fender in hand -- gets pretty tedious after a while. There is only so much self-inflicted embarrassment one can bear watching.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2007
Sure, there is an infectious goofiness in watching a grown man in a red robe and Hello Kitty breastplate rock out on an imaginary ax. But the gag is spread pretty thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 9, 2007
Like most guitar solos, the film doesn't quite know when to quit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 9, 2007
There must be better, more useful ways of amusing themselves but obviously none which would allow them to strut the stage to the plaudits of a baying crowd like latter-day rock stars.
Read More | Original Score: 2/6
March 31, 2007
It makes me what to pick up an air guitar and rock out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: A+
June 7, 2007
As "Seinfeld" proved, shows about nothing can be a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 20, 2006
I wouldn't exactly call Air Guitar Nation the next important documentary, but as a colorful look at an admittedly goofy activity, the flick's a pleasant little winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 22, 2007
Air Guitar Nation is a wonderfully wild ride of a documentary, and the greatest trick of the picture is found in how it makes the audience succumb to the power of the sport.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 26, 2009
Put aside all of your preconceptions of air guitar as a hobby of shamelessly untalented wanna-be guitar players, and step into the world of competitive air guitar.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 24, 2007
When one character cheerfully announces he wants to "out-weird the world," we want to let him know we're right there for him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2007
Shot in a raw, grungy style that lends the film a degree of authenticity, AGN is a riff-roaring experience that rarely hits a bum note.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2007
A genuinely funny and absorbing documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 11, 2007
In this pitch-perfect documentary about the very real rise of air guitar competition in the United States, and two of its top performers, stony thoughts will arise as to whether one is suddenly trapped inside a satire that got wrapped in a reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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