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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Reviews

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October 1, 2005
It is an often overlooked gem of a movie, chronicling the creative process of making a personal record in more detail than has even been seen. Also, the film is helped tremendously by some great music from Wilco, and a ironic, triumphant twist of real-lif
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2004
Fortunately for Wilco, who have a passion for excellence, creative freedom, and innovation, Jones's camera recorded footage at the scene of a crime against art.
Read More | Original Score: B+
February 20, 2003
Even if you have never heard a Wilco album, the film is a great introduction to the band's music and the pain that goes into making it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 16, 2002
An interesting look behind the scenes of Chicago-based rock group Wilco...
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 8, 2002
As a study of how the current corporate idiocy impacts one man's art, it's priceless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 2, 2002
More about the alchemical nature of movies than the band or their music, the picture is among the very best of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 19, 2002
While I Am Trying to Break Your Heart is full of strong performances, Jones' film is less about the music than it is about the music business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2002
Not only does this musical documentary showcase a band that's at the top of its form ... it also serves as indictment of the ridiculously shallow, pre-fab music industry in general.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 1, 2002
Is there enough material to merit a documentary on the making of Wilco's last album?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2002
If you aren't already a fan of Wilco, a critical darling led by the talented and wily songwriter Jeff Tweedy, the film does little to enlighten or recruit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2002
The recording session is the only part of the film that is enlightening -- and how appreciative you are of this depends on your level of fandom.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2002
Woven together handsomely, recalling sixties' rockumentary milestones from Lonely Boy to Don't Look Back.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2002
Jones gives the faithful a surprisingly intimate portrait of the guardedly vulnerable Tweedy, along with a wealth of potent performance footage that captures Wilco in all its battered and unbowed glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2002
The film doesn't show enough of the creative process or even of what was created for the non-fan to figure out what makes Wilco a big deal.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 17, 2002
By candidly detailing the politics involved in the creation of an extraordinary piece of music, [Jones] calls our attention to the inherent conflict between commerce and creativity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 27, 2002
A cohesive demonstration of why Wilco, as a whole, is one of the most compelling musical entities working today.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2002
Even if you don't know the band or the album's songs by heart, you will enjoy seeing how both evolve, and you will also learn a good deal about the state of the music business in the 21st Century.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2002
It's a very tasteful rock and roll movie. You could put it on a coffee table anywhere.
September 25, 2002
What should have been an entertaining cinematic souvenir solely for Wilco fans ended up becoming a smart, involving, and occasionally infuriating film
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2002
Required viewing for fans of the band, but I didn't know anything about Wilco and I was amused and entertained by their story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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