Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

2013

Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

Critics 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 (38) | Top Critics (20)

  • The result is an observed story, without the why of Big Star's musical disintegration that is at the heart of their enduring legend.

    Aug 1, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Michael Hann

    Guardian
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  • Rewards true fans while enticing the uninitiated.

    Jul 31, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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…

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