Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man Reviews

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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 27, 2006
It's not a deep documentary. We learn precious little about the real man underneath his sharp-dressed pose.
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 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 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
We hardly get to know Cohen from the biographical shorthand melded to a worshipful tribute show in which the Canadian singer-songwriter never even appears.
July 14, 2006
A tribute concert with earnest but mostly average performances gussied up with fawning if passionate praise from admirers and occasional bits of self-deprecation from Cohen himself.
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.
July 14, 2006
The strength and beauty of Cohen's songs is, if anything, enhanced by the treatment they get from such folk legends -- and legends in the making -- as Kate and Anna McGarrigle, and Kate's son and daughter, Rufus and Martha Wainwright.
July 13, 2006
Mr. Cohen is funny and charming while being brilliantly observant, so it's especially frustrating that this film about him is so reverent and humorless.
July 13, 2006
Bloodless where it should be bold, precious where it should be perceptive and irritating where it should be inspiring.
July 13, 2006
Entertaining, if lightly inquisitive, tribute concert film.
July 13, 2006
It's just a privilege and a pleasure to spend time with this material... and this man.
July 6, 2006
Cohen is such a mesmerizing narrator of his own life, it's a shame the sound bites don't dig deeper; there's probably a first-rate autobiography in the outtakes.
June 30, 2006
As a movie subject, Cohen has proven equally electrifying and elusive.
June 30, 2006
Cohen frequently isn't talking -- the subject too often goes missing from his own portrait.
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