Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Reviews

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April 23, 2009
Filmmaker Lian Lunson uses a 2005 Sydney tribute concert to Leonard Cohen as a home base for her relatively shallow examination of the best folk singer to slit your wrists to.
June 21, 2007
They really dropped the ball on this one - despite unfettered access to L.C. himself, you get a rambling interview interspersed with what for the most part are poor cover versions of the man's songs.
January 25, 2007
Fans of his poetry-like songs whose lyrics conjure imagery of his thoughts and experiences, will revel in this emotion and music-filled tribute.
December 30, 2006
Hit and miss tribute to the great melancholist.
November 28, 2006
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.
November 23, 2006
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.
October 31, 2006
A mixed bag of interviews and musical tribute concert performances that range from great to awful.
October 27, 2006
It's not a deep documentary. We learn precious little about the real man underneath his sharp-dressed pose.
September 27, 2006
The fact is, any Leonard Cohen documentary automatically risks inelegance by contrast to its subject's artistic example. But here's the flip side of that coin: Cohen is so good that even an untimely, mediocre movie about him... resonate[s].
September 8, 2006
Cohen fans -- myself included -- will leave the film's interviews wanting more insight. Moviegoers unfamiliar with Cohen's long career will wonder why he warrants gushing testimonials from U2's Bono.
August 24, 2006
Despite the missteps during takeoff and landing, the film does prove to be an engaging and beguiling journey with a true original.
August 18, 2006
The proof of Cohen's genius is in the music, and Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man drives that genius home with virtually every stanza.
August 13, 2006
Though a minor documentary and poorly filmed, there's still enough of the wordsmith's music to get over the mess.
August 13, 2006
First-time filmmaker Lian Lunson has struck the mother lode here.
August 7, 2006
Even if Cohen is your man, is this your movie? ... Despite Lunson's reverent efforts, I'm Your Man isn't The Last Waltz.
July 28, 2006
I'm Your Man may be as close as we'll ever get to Cohen on film.
July 22, 2006
A moving tribute to this legendary artist's life and career.
July 22, 2006
The film comes to life when Cohen is on screen.
July 20, 2006
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.
July 20, 2006
An odd but enjoyable concoction of biography, music commentary and concert.
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