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Better Than Something: Jay Reatard Reviews

October 12, 2012
Lindsey himself makes for a fairly outgoing interview subject, but the real attraction here is the dedication and care shown for him and his memory by the close-knit community of Memphis musicians and fans.
October 12, 2012
Better Than Something: Jay Reatard offers an uncommonly intimate portrait of the prolific garage-punk phenom who died of a drug/alcohol cocktail in 2010.
March 1, 2012
[The directors] cede narrative structure to their interview subjects, which may fulfill some goal of objectivity but cheats the viewer of depth or a clear point of view.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 1, 2012
A fascinating and bittersweet documentary about an iconic garage-rock musician who died at the peak of his creative output.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2012
Better Than Something doesn't really try to resolve the mystery of how someone could be simultaneously so productive and destructive.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 28, 2012
Like the longhair with the foghorn falsetto it's titled after, this unfussy rock-doc profile is shaggy, sophisticated, and more than a little sad.