Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Reviews

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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.
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.
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].
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.
July 28, 2006
I'm Your Man may be as close as we'll ever get to Cohen on film.
July 22, 2006
The film comes to life when Cohen is on screen.
July 22, 2006
A moving tribute to this legendary artist's life and career.
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.
July 17, 2006
satisfies best during brief Cohen interview segments and whenever Rufus Wainwright or Nick Cave cover
July 15, 2006
A mostly engaging, informative, entertaining film
July 14, 2006
You know it has to be coming, but when it does, 'Suzanne' almost stops time with its prayerful beauty.
July 14, 2006
In the end, it's Cohen's songs that are what this loving musical portrait is all about.
July 14, 2006
Cohen himself, in an immaculate suit, steps onto a nightclub stage to perform one song himself. He is preternaturally cool, and the song is exquisitely chosen. Suddenly, any reservations you may have had about the film dissolve.
July 14, 2006
Whatever the approach, the songs are sturdy enough to support it while remaining resigned and elusive, their words practically glowing in the dark.
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