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Dig! Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 26, 2004
Obsessed with two insignificant musical acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 10, 2004
I had my fill with both band leaders stroking their own egos and calling themselves artists.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
April 7, 2005
A messy home movie about the competition between two overindulged rock bands. Much angst. Little talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 2, 2004
It basically boils down to: This is your band - this is your band%u2026 on drugs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
October 1, 2004
The only tension here is if Newcombe will follow in the footsteps of his band's namesake, Rolling Stones' multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones, and OD.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
October 22, 2004
Ultimately undermined by the fact that the two rock bands Timoner chose to focus on -- the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols -- simply don't matter as much as she thinks they do.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
November 5, 2004
There's nothing cautionary in DiG! that you couldn't learn by renting the 1986 Sex Pistols-related biopic Sid and Nancy -- or exploring the commercially still-born yet revered career of the Velvet Underground.
| Original Score: 2/4
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 1, 2004
Director/producer Ondi Timoner captures some fantastically outrageous footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 28, 2005
It's a classic music soap opera, but never told with a more raw scream for help at its center.
| Original Score: 5/5
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
October 4, 2004
...an entertaining after-party's worth of posturing musicians and wild debauchery that is utterly forgettable the morning after.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Rocchi
October 14, 2004
Indie doc tracing indie rock bands boils down two bands, eight years, thousands of fans and infinite ambition into 105 minutes of standout filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 11, 2004
It's a perceptive, surprisingly straightforward film, one that recognizes you don't need to jazz things up with 'edgy' graphics or camera tricks when there's already so much drama on-screen.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sacha Molitorisz
Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
Linked together by the deadpan, melancholy drawl of Taylor's narration, it's filled with parasites, charlatans and oddballs. Not to mention a succession of wonderful songs.
Eric D. Snider
November 20, 2004
Here I am, no particular fan of either group, and I found the film immensely enjoyable, like watching an especially hilarious trainwreck as it happens.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Orndorf
November 9, 2004
Dig! is a mesmerizing portrayal of the madness called "rock star," and a gripping look into the souring of a friendship founded in ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
DIG! is also brave enough to show the real, ugly warts of the music business, whereas more established bands would probably prefer a polished, PR-approved vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
September 22, 2004
While DiG! doesn't offer much new in its histrionical hair-tearing about the music industry, it does make for an interesting character study
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 2, 2004
A hip documentary that probes seven years in the lives of two competing rock bands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
December 14, 2004
About the best sounding traffic accident I've ever seen...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 30, 2005
Utilizando imagens capturadas ao longo de sete anos, Timoner cria um autêntico (e fascinante) arco narrativo, estabelecendo brilhantemente a trajetória de seus anti-heróis.
| Original Score: 5/5
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