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Derailroaded Reviews

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Drew Tillman
Village Voice
November 1, 2005
Mistakes exploitation for empathy.
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Steven Mikulan
L.A. Weekly
December 8, 2005
In spite of its sympathy, Derailroaded veers into reality-TV voyeurism.
Eli Kooris
Austin Chronicle
January 4, 2016
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.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
January 4, 2016
Both fans and the indifferent will enjoy the strange, strange story of Fischer's life.
Bill Gibron
DVDTalk.com
January 4, 2016
While heartbreaking and indirectly depressing, Derailroaded: Inside the Mind of Larry "Wild Man" Fischer is also a very fine documentary indeed.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
January 4, 2016
This sensitive, informed and ultimately melancholic bio-doc sums it up very eloquently indeed.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
November 1, 2005
Best for fans of outsider music.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric Campos
Film Threat
September 10, 2005
This in-depth documentary is a loving tribute, an entertaining yet tragic tale, of a true singer-songwriter.
| Original Score: 4/5
KJ Doughton
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
As with all great documentaries, Derailroaded challenges its audience to do some heavy soul-searching.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 6, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 7, 2005
You don't have to be a fan of Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer's batty songs to appreciate Josh Rubin's compassionate portrait.
| Original Score: 3/4
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