Nashville Reviews

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November 27, 2019
This cinema verite approach to a fictional work creates the illusion that Nashville is a far more perceptive film than it really is.
September 19, 2019
Works of popular art are rarely so pertinent as to make viewers rethink their own lives. Seen today, Nashville fills in the intellectual, spiritual, and political chasm caused by Hollywood's juvenile Millennial escapism.
April 24, 2019
Altman offers up a sprawling mosaic of American society: we're given impressionistic glimpses of individual lives, moments of intimacy within the babble of everyday existence.
February 5, 2019
Altman's great kaleidoscopic ensemble comedy-drama about a frenzied few days in country music's capital, with an unlikely, quirky, explosive crowd of musicians, hangers-on and politicos all converging on a fateful concert crossroads.
November 20, 2018
Politics and art collide in Altman's dense tapestry, showing that part of American's beguiling promise is the inevitability of commodification.
November 20, 2018
Robert Altman's Nashville, one of the best films of the 1970s, is a divisive, inarguably indulgent film, but also one uniquely experimental and prophetic.
November 20, 2018
Compared with the carbonated, artificially-flavoured, genetically-modified pap that mainstream cinema dishes up, Robert Altman's Nashville now tastes like a crisp organic apple.
June 10, 2018
To ponder Robert Altman's Nashville is not merely to examine a profoundly important movie, but to deal with the very birth of a filmic ideal.
April 4, 2018
Since the protagonists are mostly the performers themselves, and since, by and large, they seemed to me to be nothing but slick hillbilly narcissists, I found it difficult to become interested in their various plights.
January 30, 2018
Nashville is boisterous, good-natured, funny, exciting and brutal; it will exhaust you and you will feel rewarded.
October 4, 2016
Sharp '70s satire has nudity, cursing, mature themes.
April 7, 2016
The funniest epic vision of America ever to reach the screen.
July 6, 2015
Certainly, for the American cinema, it is the most epochal event since Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.
April 18, 2014
Some characters are odious while others are sympathetic, but every last one manages to provide contrast and depth to Altman's view of an America in which the boundaries between politics and entertainment are all but nonexistent.
January 15, 2013
I hate to go out on a limb after only one viewing, but Nashville strikes me as Altman's best film, and the most exciting dramatic musical since Blue Angel.
January 15, 2013
I think that the power and the theme of the film lie in the fact that while some characters are more "major" than others, they are all subordinated to the music itself. It's like a river, running through the film, running through their life.
March 3, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] In 1975 Robert Altman painted filmic satire on a grand scale with "Nashville."
October 25, 2011
Other Altman films prove that the director knew how to be elliptical without being presumptuous or overly disjointed. Nashville serves as an unfortunate counterexample.
February 21, 2008
In its ambitions to say something big and different about the American political scene rises to the occasion to be a fascinating technical achievement ... .
June 27, 2007
A rare and puzzling movie: beautiful and cruel, passionate but strangely shallow.
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