Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man


Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

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A moving, if somewhat uneven, look at the legendary singer-songwriter, I'm Your Man treats Cohen's body of work with the reverence it deserves.



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This documentary on the legendary singer-songwriter features performances by those musicians he has influenced. Woven through a riveting tribute is a career-spanning interview with the man himself. Sprinkled with his own artwork and personal photos, Cohen speaks of his stately writing process; "savage criticisms" exchanged with fellow Montreal poets; the scene at the Chelsea Hotel; tea and oranges with the real Suzanne; his retreat to Mt. Baldy and more.

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Critic Reviews for Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

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  • Cohen is clearly a songwriter's songwriter, and the resulting movie brims with an infectious passion for the man's melodies and sardonic wit. Unfortunately, the performances are interspersed with interview footage that is much less captivating.

    Nov 28, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    David Jones

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  • At various times poet, consort of beautiful women and Zen monk, his biog's intriguing too, all of which makes this doc highly welcome, even if it's at best a partial view.

    Nov 23, 2006 | Full Review…
  • It's not a deep documentary. We learn precious little about the real man underneath his sharp-dressed pose.

    Oct 27, 2006 | Rating: 3/5
  • I'm Your Man may be as close as we'll ever get to Cohen on film.

    Jul 28, 2006 | Rating: B+
  • I'm Your Man never quite gets its man in a coherent frame, but for all its zigs and zags outside the lines, the portrait of Cohen that emerges is a fascinating one.

    Jul 20, 2006 | Rating: 3/4
  • An odd but enjoyable concoction of biography, music commentary and concert.

    Jul 20, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

Loves the Leonard but the movie just weren't all that. Dominated by ho-hum guest artist concert footage.

Bob Stinson
Bob Stinson

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Fantastic music, though I was expecting more of an emphasis on the music/concert than on Cohen (they interrupted every song with interviews; I wish they could have been separate). Also, there was no sign of Teddy Thompson performing The Future, even though it's on the CD...

meril lupin
meril lupin

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Sure, these musicians love the guy, but why and how exactly is he a legend?

William Goss
William Goss

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This documentary on Leonard Cohen is a very good analysis of who this singer/songwriter/poet really is. It showcases many great performances of Cohen's songs by many of today's alternative artists. Some highlights include "If It Be Your Will" by Antony and "Halleluijah" by Rufus and Martha Wainwright; as well as a rendition of "I'm Your Man" at the end of the movie by Leonard Cohen himself (accompanied by U2.) Watch if you like great songwriting and the man behind a great song.

Rico Zamora
Rico Zamora

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