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Louder Than A Bomb Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 10, 2011
"Louder Than a Bomb" has a lot in common with such documentaries as "Spellbound" and "Mad Hot Ballroom": charismatic, if obsessed, kids and nail-biting suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
June 3, 2011
Think of it as "Glee'' without music. Without a net, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
May 20, 2011
Having a bad day? Then get yourself to Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's life-affirming documentary, immediately.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 19, 2011
It should hit home with anyone whose experience of adolescence involved creativity, intellectual exploration, and getting to know and love people outside their immediate social circles.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
May 18, 2011
The sheer breadth of talent is so astonishing, and the rhymes so clearly from the heart, that our spirits are inevitably lifted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
May 18, 2011
Who says poetry has to be dull?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
May 17, 2011
The efforts to document the teams' creative processes aren't particularly successful - no camera can capture something that elusive - but the filmmakers do a fine job with the back stories of the featured poets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
May 17, 2011
The movie floats to another realm entirely when the cameras go into the home of Nova Venerable.
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
May 5, 2011
"Louder Than a Bomb" is a good reminder that students need a variety of opportunities to excel.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
April 4, 2011
Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel's Louder Than a Bomb is an affecting and superbly paced celebration of American youth at their creative best.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 7, 2011
Siskel and Jacobs focus on the performances, which are inspiring and electrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4