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Jobriath A.D. Reviews

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April 29, 2014
A cubist portrait of an unknowable man and a dramatic whodunit about an artist-victim who died by a thousand cuts.
January 31, 2014
Documentary maker Kieran Turner attempts to rehabilitate Jobriath's reputation, presenting him as a gifted musician and a gay-rights pioneer.
January 31, 2014
A long-forgotten, envelope-pushing figure of 1970s rock will be hard to forget again after Jobriath A.D.
January 31, 2014
Jobriath's story emerges as one of rock 'n' roll's great tragedies, a tale of hubris, misery and death. One not to be missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2014
Eye-opener introduces a glam rocker who should be a better known part of pop history.
June 10, 2012
Descending the penis in vain
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 30, 2012
Fast-paced and colourful, this documentary chronicles the astonishing story of a gifted artist who never found the success everyone knew he deserved.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2014
Hampered by limited video of Jobriath, the film lacks a sense of him or his music.
January 31, 2014
Kieran Turner's Jobriath A.D. is an admirable attempt to rescue the singer from the junk heap of failed pop culture & it was obviously made with a lot of love & care. However...only a sketchy impression of the artist's real personality comes through
January 30, 2014
In unexceptional fashion, Turner uses a parade of talking heads and multiple montages of grainy film clips and archival stills to paint a picture of the artist-as-chameleon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 30, 2014
Because Jobriath himself was so elusive-there are no archival interviews with him included here, presumably because they don't exist-Jobriath A.D. itself seems elusive.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 29, 2014
The film never explores the depths and nuances that could actually place Jobriath in conversation with figures who came after him, however reductively.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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