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Nashville Reviews

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July 3, 2017
In "Nashville" Robert Altman has made THE great American dramatic musical. Years later you'll remember large sections of it easily, and happily.
July 2, 2017
Nashville is the undisputed best of films about the search for the American Dream, with great laughs and poignance, and craftsmanship that is unmatched even with Altman's other work.
July 2, 2017
Brilliant, meandering story about a time and place and people with real humanity. Great songs and something you could watch over and over again and always find something new.
½ September 25, 2016
At over 2 and a half hours, "Nashville" isn't too long, it"s not long enough. I never wanted this grand blend of character motivation, humor, and country music to end.
½ August 11, 2016
While many movies focus on characters and story, the movie Nashville has a somewhat different take on a film. The film focuses on Nashville and how different aspects of the city from politics, gospel and country music all can en-compose people with vastly different stories and backgrounds. The movie is rough to follow with all the jumping between characters and scenes and is quite boring at parts, but improves over time. Being a country fan will help immensely as the film covers complete song performances by several of the characters and I found the song I'm Easy to be quite good. Despite some lull moments, the film does have some captivating scenes, such as when a singer is horrible and chastised into stripping for the crowd and the assassination finale that manages to bring all the characters together. I cannot help but wonder if the film did a better job of having letting you get to know the characters and perhaps had less of them, it would have become a more powerful film. I may not have enjoyed Nashville, but I really respect more of what it tried to accomplish as a film, and can agree that the concepts of the film are head of its time. It is certainly a influential film for structure does a good job capturing the essence of Americana.
July 19, 2016
Classic Altman. Worth it for the music more than the loose, hardly-existent plot.
½ May 23, 2016
Accurately captures the antipathy, the uncertainty and most importantly the humanity of a certain place in time.
March 29, 2016
Altman creates such a thralling environment, it's easy to look past the fact that this movie may be a little jumbled. The ending is extremely powerful and justifies the runtime.
March 22, 2016
A masterpiece of New Hollywood. A testament to a time, a country, and the people that inhabit them. An utterly captivating work of art only enhanced by the grounded presentation of its substance.
½ February 11, 2016
Ah, bila sam zaboravila kako je dobar sountrack!
January 22, 2016
Robert Altman has always had a taste for making offbeat character pieces, combining the comedic and the dramatic. Here, he sets a gold-plated standard, with a satirical look at the country and western music scene in it's titular capital. This sprawling epic is set over a few days in Nashville, Tennessee. It follows groups of characters performing throughout the city in the run-up to America's Bicentennial birthday, which will climax with a political campaign by the mysterious Hal Phillip Walker. Such stories include reigning queen of Nashville Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley), curious BBC journalist Opal (Geraldine Chaplin), superstar singer at the Grand Ole Opry Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson), married couple Del Reese (Ned Beatty) and Linnea Reese (Lily Tomlin), the latter is having a clandestine relationship with folk-rock singer Tom Frank (Keith Carradine). It's a brilliantly realised film, combining Altman's trademarks of overlapping dialogue, improvisation from the actors, (they wrote all their own songs!!) and documentary style shooting. (Altman shot so much footage, that it nearly became TWO films!! :O) It's a brilliant cast, and it is a very powerful, with some dark humour throughout, and it's a better film than Short Cuts, and once you see this film, you will become a fan of country and western, bluegrass and the Grand Ole Opry. Plus, you'll want to go and visit Nashville too!! :D One of Altman's very best films, and look out for cameo's from Elliot Gould and Julie Christie as themselves... :D

Robert Altman has always had a taste for making offbeat character pieces, combining the comedic and the dramatic. Here, he sets a gold-plated standard, with a satirical look at the country and western music scene in it's titular capital. This sprawling epic is set over a few days in Nashville, Tennessee. It follows groups of characters performing throughout the city in the run-up to America's Bicentennial birthday, which will climax with a political campaign by the mysterious Hal Phillip Walker. Such stories include reigning queen of Nashville Barbara Jean (Ronee Blakley), curious BBC journalist Opal (Geraldine Chaplin), superstar singer at the Grand Ole Opry Haven Hamilton (Henry Gibson), married couple Del Reese (Ned Beatty) and Linnea Reese (Lily Tomlin), the latter is having a clandestine relationship with folk-rock singer Tom Frank (Keith Carradine). It's a brilliantly realised film, combining Altman's trademarks of overlapping dialogue, improvisation from the actors, (they wrote all their own songs!!) and documentary style shooting. (Altman shot so much footage, that it nearly became two films) It's a brilliant cast, and it is a very powerful, with some dark humour throughout, and it's a better film than Short Cuts, and once you see this film, you will become a fan of country and western, bluegrass and the Grand Ole Opry. Plus, you'll want to go and visit Nashville too!! One of Altman's very best films, and look out for cameo's from Elliot Gould and Julie Christie as themselves... 5/5
½ January 7, 2016
another lost review 4 one of Robert Altman's best efforts.
November 28, 2015
What a mess. One star for some good songs on the soundtrack.
½ October 24, 2015
A film about USA, its myths, its habits. It could seem a film without a structure but there are some issues in it like politics, women, success, losers.
Greta final scene with a song with a simple but unforgetable phrase "it don't worry me".
September 2, 2015
Nashville has a boring and even non-existent story, just awful character development and it is over reliant on music which is solid, but I am not a country music fan and the only two songs I enjoyed here are I'm Easy and 200 Years, the rest are repetitive and forgettable. It is well acted, somewhat funny and solidly made, but it is overblown, has no purpose, story or characters and is at many times tedious. It is an overrated movie from an overrated year that is one of the worst years ever in film history.
½ July 31, 2015
Haven Hamilton: "Y'all take it easy now. This isn't Dallas, it's Nashville! They can't do this to us here in Nashville! Let's show them what we're made of. Come on everybody, sing! Somebody, sing!"
June 30, 2015
Robert Altman's NASHVILLE is without question not only one of the most important films to emerge from the 1970's -- it is a cinematic masterpiece and one of the finest American Films of all time.
½ June 11, 2015
Overlong but engrossing, it takes a lot for a movie to make me like anything to do with country music and this one pulls it off, there's a lot of characters and nearly all of them are interesting and funny. Short Cuts was a bit a better Altman, hyperlink, movie but this one comes close.
Super Reviewer
May 3, 2015
Through music and a god-like point of view, Robert Altman offers us the intimacies of american society in all its wide, kaleidoscopic nature. it's as real and pedestrian as a filmmaker can get without making a documentary, but delving into the same kind of truths.
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