Great World of Sound Reviews

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July 6, 2019
Zobel has crafted a winner here - a promising debut film that heralds the arrival of a thrilling new talent.
November 17, 2011
February 22, 2008
Craig Zobel's soul-crushing docudrama slums in the real rags-to-rags tragedy of the lowest rung of the music industry.
February 9, 2008
Great World of Sound is a corrosive antidote to "American Idol."
January 11, 2008
The film's agenda becomes clear so early that the middle hour or so seems to be marking time until we get to the end.
January 11, 2008
Zobel ultimately comes down on the side of the suckers, whose need to make music -- even bad music -- gives them an unimpeachable dignity
October 26, 2007
A confident, sure-handed exercise focusing on the American Dream, turned nightmare.
October 21, 2007
It's evident early on that this is a scam, though the extent of the movie's con is surprising.
October 17, 2007
Displays all the trademarks of a true indie effort, especially in its refusal to sentimentalize either the characters or their situations.
October 17, 2007
Everybody's got a song to sing, and we'll all believe exactly what we want for just as long as we can.
October 12, 2007
Anyone who has enjoyed laughing at the bad singers auditioning on American Idol, consider the independent film Great World of Sound your penance.
October 12, 2007
The pros and cons of the film are in direct proportion to the personalities of the two main characters, whose relationship is the story's anchor.
October 11, 2007
Director Craig Zobel and co-writer George Smith imbue our two misfits with plenty of character depth and an intriguing camaraderie.
October 6, 2007
The laughs flow.
October 6, 2007
October 5, 2007
A quiet, clever and sometimes moving film about an unusual grifting lifestyle.
October 4, 2007
Great World of Sound exposes the scams of so-called talent scouts who fleece gullible songwriters answering their misleading advertisements.
September 29, 2007
"Great World of Sound" is a sleeper independent film destined to become an underground classic.
September 28, 2007
Funny, often cringe-inducing and, at heart, a real moral drama, Great World has a lot to say about the state of culture, commerce and self-delusion in our celebrity-craving society.
September 28, 2007 involving, offbeat and truly unusual American independent film.
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