Nashville Reviews

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June 24, 2021
For all of its casual, fleet footedness, sauntering across town from one club to the next, one hotel room to another, there are transcendent, breath-taking moments of melancholy and stillness.
June 22, 2021
A stunning, epic layering of music and delusion.
March 29, 2021
I love the way screenwriter Joan Tewkesbury intertwines all the various storylines throughout the film.
February 12, 2021
At its best, Nashville sets its struggling and often bewildered, but well-meaning, human figures against the hollowness, cruelty and greed of the existing set-up.
August 30, 2020
Political commentary and ordinary human drama take a back seat to what are essentially uninterrupted, full song performances.
August 4, 2020
In Nashville, the sum of the parts is, unfortunately, greater than the whole, but, bit by bit, they are mostly well worth attending to.
July 23, 2020
Nashville is a portrait of a country where people make all sorts of sounds but nobody is hearing anything.
May 8, 2020
The concision with which Nashville approaches each subject is amazing. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 27, 2020
I have often hoped that the arts could be wonderfully useful in times of trouble. I have seen few examples of that. Nashville, however, fulfills my dream. It is a spiritual inventory of America, splendidly frank and honest.
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.
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