Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me


Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (2013)


Critic Consensus: Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me offers a persuasive argument for its subjects' cult classic oeuvre -- and presents a painfully passionate lament for their untapped potential.


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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is a feature-length documentary film about the dismal commercial failure, subsequent massive critical acclaim, and enduring legacy of pop music's greatest cult phenomenon, Big Star. (c) Official Site

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (18)

It feels thorough, and very affectionate. It just needs more of a narrative hook, a through-line from start to finish that can enhance the story for those not yet in the club.

Jul 30, 2013

All the making-of footage and scenes offering a taste of Memphis in the '70s will probably thrill established Big Star lovers in a big way.

Jul 25, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" is no doubt going to please fans of the cult rock band, but the rest of us may feel like outsiders - not put off by the proceedings, really, but somewhat mystified as to what all the fuss is about.

Jul 22, 2013 | Full Review…

[Documents] the band's coming together and falling apart and [offers] a passionate tribute to its brilliant, beautiful music.

Jul 15, 2013 | Full Review…

[A] thoroughly detailed (though a bit long) doc that charts the band's thwarted expectations.

Jul 12, 2013 | Full Review…

Don't think of "Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me" as a sad tale. Cautionary, maybe. Mostly it's a celebration of a great band making great music, if only for a short time.

Jul 11, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

I have to admit that I had no history in hearing of Big Star or their work but I am glad for the opportunity to have seen this documentary and been educated about them. Their influence is widespread within the community if not with the public in general. Something to consider for your record collection.

John Ballantine
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