Nashville Reviews

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
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.
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.
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.
June 27, 2007
A rare and puzzling movie: beautiful and cruel, passionate but strangely shallow.
June 27, 2007
Nashville is one of Altman's best films, free of the rambling insider fooling around that sometimes mars entire chunks of every second or third picture.
January 26, 2006
A masterpiece.
December 21, 2004
[Nashville] looks forward to our contemporary obsession with celebrities and to politics itself becoming a form of show business. Unmissable.
May 20, 2003
It's a film that a lot of other directors will wish they'd had the brilliance to make.
October 31, 2002
The acting is entirely unaffected. Every performance rings true, whether from an experienced actor or a neophyte.
January 1, 2000
Watching Nashville is as easy as breathing and as hard to stop. Altman is the best natural filmmaker since Fellini.