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Filmmaker Chad Freidrichs examines the life and career of Jandek, a Texas-based musician who deliberately remains obscure.

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Critic Reviews for Jandek on Corwood

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (1)

  • Ostensibly a documentary about a reclusive enigmatic outsider recording artist, Jandek on Corwood is actually a revealing portrait of outsider music nerds.

    November 28, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Fascinatingly, [Director Chad Freidrichs'] film becomes less about biography than the passion of cultish obsession.

    August 16, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The eerie documentary Jandek on Corwood lays out all the evidence that this musician is a genius, at least in keeping his fame fresh through a minimum of publicity.

    November 18, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Chad Friedrichs's doc has too many rock-crit talking heads, too often saying the same thing based on scant information -- a clumsy portrait of the artist that inadvertently serves as a mirror of the critical faculty itself.

    November 16, 2004 | Full Review…
  • The film's a puckish, if overlong, essay on the hipness of enigma.

    September 18, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Director Chad Friedrichs works around Jandek's never having revealed his identity by interpolating shots of the PO box and rocks on the beach with the talking heads of fans, critics, and journalists, and lots of Jandek's wistful, haunting music.

    September 18, 2004 | Full Review…
  • Ostensibly a documentary about a reclusive enigmatic outsider recording artist, Jandek on Corwood is actually a revealing portrait of outsider music nerds.

    November 28, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Fascinatingly, [Director Chad Freidrichs'] film becomes less about biography than the passion of cultish obsession.

    August 16, 2007 | Full Review…
  • The eerie documentary Jandek on Corwood lays out all the evidence that this musician is a genius, at least in keeping his fame fresh through a minimum of publicity.

    November 18, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Chad Friedrichs's doc has too many rock-crit talking heads, too often saying the same thing based on scant information -- a clumsy portrait of the artist that inadvertently serves as a mirror of the critical faculty itself.

    November 16, 2004 | Full Review…
  • Not the year's best documentary, but it's the one most likely to stick in your mind for days.

    September 18, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • inherently fascinating

    September 18, 2004 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jandek on Corwood

  • Jan 12, 2012
    An interesting tale of a prolific "artist" who makes terrible music with intriguing album covers and tells so little about himself that he makes the rock critics all desire to see more. Would have been more interesting if it included footage of Jandek who I believe has made a number of public appearances post film.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2008
    Somewhere, I read a review which said this film was a better portrait of record-collector geeks than of Jandek himself. I tend to agree. More testimonies from musicians, and less from college DJs and retail clerks, might have helped.
    Eric B Super Reviewer

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