The Nomi Song (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Nomi Song (2005)



Critic Consensus: A fascinating, if occasionally frustrating, documentary about Klaus Nomi, a cult figure in the New Wave Underground scene during the '80s.

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Story of German New Wave rock star Klaus Nomi, one of the most profoundly bizarre characters to rise to fame in the 80s. In his short but eventful life, fame, friendship, betrayal, opera, performance and, tragically, death converge.

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Critic Reviews for The Nomi Song

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (17)

The Nomi Song is pieced together from photos, performance footage, and talking-head interviews, but director Andew Horn has taken great care to fashion a strong story arc.

June 3, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
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This is fascinating stuff if you know just the commercial side of that strange music and fashion ripple known as New Wave.

June 1, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
Orlando Sentinel
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Mostly fascinating, but occasionally frustrating.

May 20, 2005 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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Paints a vivid portrait of the sense of play and possibility that animated the best of the punk and new wave movements.

May 20, 2005 | Full Review…
Washington Post
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Compassionate and critically astute.

March 25, 2005 | Rating: 3/4
Seattle Times
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Amusingly and wistfully records how the artist and his crowd tried to make a success of it beyond the Mudd Club and other downtown haunts.

March 4, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Audience Reviews for The Nomi Song


Never heard about this singer before this documentary. I thought it was really interesting and a well done documentary.

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