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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 6, 2002
Plays like a checklist of everything Rob Reiner and his cast were sending up.
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
August 5, 2002
As Tweedy talks about canning his stockbroker and repairing his pool, you yearn for a few airborne TV sets or nude groupies on the nod to liven things up.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
August 5, 2002
Largely a for-fans artifact.
D.K. Holm
September 27, 2002
It's a very tasteful rock and roll movie. You could put it on a coffee table anywhere.
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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
Emanuel Levy
August 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
August 6, 2002
Wilco fans will have a great time, and the movie should win the band a few new converts, too.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 5, 2002
You leave I Am Trying thinking it's great Wilco made the record they wanted to make but wondering what'll happen next time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
December 9, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 17, 2002
[Tweedy] appears a shy, truthful artist, and his songs back up that image. But is the movie a promotional device that's hiding the real thing?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
June 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
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
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 16, 2002
An interesting look behind the scenes of Chicago-based rock group Wilco...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 13, 2002
An undeniably gorgeous, terminally smitten document of a troubadour, his acolytes, and the triumph of his band.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 14, 2007
| Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
August 11, 2002
A few steps up from VH1's "Behind the Music" series.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Stephen Silver
American Dreamer
October 3, 2002
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Robert Koehler
April 2, 2009
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Phil Gallo
February 23, 2012

Boston Phoenix
September 14, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 11, 2002
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Arizona Republic
November 29, 2002
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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