Gary Numan: Android in La La Land Reviews

August 25, 2018
Gary Numan: Android In La La Land is ... as much a love story as it is a traditional music documentary, and while ... structured around the rise-and-fall-and-rise trajectory of Numan's career, it is the personal journey ... that propels the film.
January 1, 2017
Numan emerges as an unlikely star from his guide to a rock life, and more likeable for it.
October 10, 2016
A sweetly compelling music documentary.
September 9, 2016
It's stylish, cleanly structured and pacey, but in the end it feels more like a fan doc than an objective appraisal.
August 28, 2016
Full of fine musical moments and sparky domestic banter, this unveiling of the unexpectedly sweet side of a famously inert pop icon should intrigue more than devoted Numanoids.
August 28, 2016
The film focuses on real estate and Numan's move from the UK to the US. It's like a celebrity version of APlace in the Sun.
August 26, 2016
An affectionate and partisan portrait of the man in the machine.
August 25, 2016
Though it does feel a bit like a promo video at times, there is always a kind of tortured honesty in Numan ...
August 25, 2016
Gary Numan: Android in La La Land may be howlingly funny in places but it's no joke.
August 24, 2016
The focus on the album's production allows for poignancy that comes from observing how therapeutic its creation becomes for Numan. The film's emotional centre, though, is the dynamic between Gary and his wife, Gemma.
May 1, 2016
Numan is an awkward sort, diagnosed with Asperger's, who credits wife Gemma with holding things together and being the sparkplug in his life. Their relationship is endearing. The music just gets in the way.
April 14, 2016
Directors Steve Read and Rob Alexander center their documentary on the production of Numan's 2013 album Splinter; this approach allows for a fine introduction to Numan's music, but the other subjects are addressed too briefly to cohere as a narrative.
March 23, 2016
Android in La La Land works best when it fuses Numan's abstract lyrics and music with strange beautiful images rather than the musician-moves-to-LA narrative that forms its core.
March 23, 2016
Startlingly honest and sincere, this is essential viewing for fans of Numan and electronic music.