I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Reviews

December 9, 2007
August 14, 2007
December 6, 2005
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
August 16, 2005
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.
June 10, 2003
March 10, 2003
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.
December 16, 2002
An interesting look behind the scenes of Chicago-based rock group Wilco...
December 8, 2002
As a study of how the current corporate idiocy impacts one man's art, it's priceless.
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.
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.
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.
November 1, 2002
Is there enough material to merit a documentary on the making of Wilco's last album?
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.
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.
October 25, 2002
Woven together handsomely, recalling sixties' rockumentary milestones from Lonely Boy to Don't Look Back.
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.
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.