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It's About You Reviews

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January 6, 2012
Supplements concerts and recording. . .of Mellencamp's working-class, heartland music . .by making keen observations. . .like Studs Terkel looking at the decline of America.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 6, 2012
Throughout it all, Markus and his son capture the poetic melancholy of a mostly rural America with an eloquence that recalls the photographs of Robert Frank.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 6, 2012
The result is a kind of homespun video scrapbook, bumpy seams and glue splotches and all; it's flawed, but at least it feels handmade and human.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 6, 2012
Ultimately, Kurt Markus, whose low-key narration punctuates the journey, seems to have learned as much about himself as about his titular subject - while enjoyably enlightening viewers about both.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 6, 2012
This is a singularly amateurish and unrevealing documentary, shot on grainy Super 8 film from an all-too-respectful distance.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 5, 2012
"It's About You" is an odd and touching little film. I'm glad I stuck it out.
January 5, 2012
If opportunities arise to explore Mellencamp's process or personality, the Markuses pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2012
It's About You's sound is relatively clean and dynamic, but there's nothing remotely resembling a narrative here.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 4, 2012
Luckily, the music trumps the indifferently shot concert footage and lends shape to the evocatively lensed recording sessions in iconic locations.
January 3, 2012
An amateurish travelogue that feels like a botched assignment, halfheartedly self-regarding and resentfully remote from the object of our fascination.
January 3, 2012
Digs deeply into the soil of working-class American life.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2012
A striking musical documentary about rock singer and songwriter John Mellencamp and the changes overtaking this musical genre and the heartland of America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 3, 2012
A movie so in love with atmospherics and self-examination that it completely loses track of its subject.
January 1, 2012
While there aren't many films shot on Super 8 anymore, It's About You doesn't make the case that moviegoing is missing anything because of that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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