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Weird Al Yankovic
Josh Rubin
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Critic Reviews for Derailroaded

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (2)

  • This sensitive, informed and ultimately melancholic bio-doc sums it up very eloquently indeed.

    January 4, 2016 | Full Review…
  • While there is an odd sense of artistic purity in Fischer's music, Derailroaded never really answers the aforementioned question. Which is exactly how it should be.

    January 4, 2016 | Full Review…
  • You don't have to be crazy to sing like Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer -- subject of Josh Rubin's reverential documentary Derailroaded -- but it helps.

    December 6, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
  • Mistakes exploitation for empathy.

    November 1, 2005 | Full Review…
  • You don't have to be a fan of Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer's batty songs to appreciate Josh Rubin's compassionate portrait.

    September 7, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
  • While heartbreaking and indirectly depressing, Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Larry "Wild Man" Fischer is also a very fine documentary indeed.

    January 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Derailroaded

  • Mar 02, 2011
    I went into this film knowing absolutely nothing of the man known as Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer. By the time of the end credits I was definently a convert of this man's extroardinarily bizarre, creative and primal music though. A true originator of Outsider music, throughout his career he worked with many big names (most notably Frank Zappa) but his career was always plauged by his manic depression and his paranoid schizophrenia. The film contains excellent interviews with Frank Zappa, Zappa's Wife, Dr. Demento, Wierd Al Yankovic, Barnes and Barnes, Devo, Family members etc. At times this film is very funny, and at other times it's heart breakingly sad. Definently a touching portrait of a difficult man, and one not to be missed for fans of outsider music. That being said, as with all outsider music, these songs won't appeal to the majority of people. While the music is emotionally engaging, often catchy, always heartfelt and sincere, less adventurous music fas will just feel alienated from it. If you enjoy boring msic like The Beatles or Coldplay or the fucking Eagles you probably won't like his music. Even still as a documentatry it is very well done and there are no complaints there. Recommended.
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