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Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune Reviews

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February 26, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 28, 2011
It's a bit too worshipful, but certainly fills in the gaps in our knowledge of the life and times of the late 1960s singer-songwriter.
January 6, 2011
[A]ccomplishes difficult task of appealing both to nostalgic fans of Ochs and younger students of. . .the life and times of the political troubadour of the 1960's and 1970's.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 27, 2011
...keenly contrived
| Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2011
The "reading" of Ochs's inner pain through the uncomfortable transitions his era underwent would likely satisfy a man who released a record entitled All the News That's Fit to Sing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 7, 2011
A fond tribute to a troubled, traveling troubadour!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 11, 2011
Proves his work is still relevant, even if you don't know the words.
July 26, 2011
This brilliantly composed docu about Phil Ochs not only captures the power of the singer/songwriter's personality, it reveals the period's social and poltical strife by following events in his career and reflected in his lyrics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 27, 2011
keenly contrived
| Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2011
... a "must see" for those who lived through the turbulent 1960s, and those who today question our country's continuing engagement in foreign wars.
January 4, 2011
A top-drawer documentary about the gifted and prolific protest singer and songwriter Phil Ochs who marched to a different drummer during the 1960s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 5, 2011
Top-notch documentary on edgy protest singer-songwriter of the 1960s and 1970s Phil Ochs.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 5, 2011
A warts-and-all portrait of a singer and his celebrity, Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune is an overdue look at the '60s folk movement's anti-Dylan.
January 5, 2011
Not only a biography but also a running history of the period's left-wing activism, replete with film clips of that decade's tragic events.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2011
At once an unsentimental portrait of the ambitious singer who thought himself bound for glory, and an affecting elegy for a time when song was a form of revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 17, 2011
"Phil Ochs" not only is a good look at a man who carved a small but important niche into the folk world but a good record of the turbulent 1960s and what motivated its protesters.
January 24, 2011
A touching look at a great American performer with a moral about ambition as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 4, 2011
Though hewing to a too-conventional structure, Bowser's film is densely researched enough to yield insights not just into its overlooked subject, but also into his overly analyzed era.
December 28, 2010
A well constructed doc about the prolific composer of protest songs bogs down with the usual archival backdrop.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 13, 2011
Kenneth Bowser's loving but honest documentary gives him his proper due as an important artist, without sugarcoating his troubled, and eventually self-destructive, nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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