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A Prairie Home Companion Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 30, 2006
This ode to a bygone style of entertainment is a fitting swan song for Altman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 29, 2006
Poucos cineastas têm ou tiveram a oportunidade de se despedir com tamanha graça e charme de seus fãs... algo que Altman conseguiu com este filme simultaneamente melancólico e alegre.
| Original Score: 5/5
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
November 11, 2006
A Prairie Home Companion is surely the bounciest, cheeriest musical I've ever seen on the subject of death and failure.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
The gentle, wistful quality that floods Robert Altman's latest film is accompanied by a robust sensibility about life's raw elements, a sense of humour and a playfulness.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
October 8, 2006
A celebration of show business at its purest and most joyful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 7, 2006
...essentially a sentimental musical comedy, with the barest rudiments of a story lingering in the background.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 20, 2006
A whimsical, good-natured, humorous, gentle movie about death.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Betsy Bozdech
Hollywood.com
August 31, 2006
You don't have to be an NPR junkie to appreciate Garrison Keillor and Robert Altman's sweet, gently funny tale about an old-fashioned radio show taking its last bow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
August 25, 2006
Fans of Altman's naturalistic style and admirers of Keillor's wit will find plenty to love in A Prairie Home Companion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Smith
Cinematic Reflections
August 19, 2006
With A Prairie Home Companion, Robert Altman has once again showcased his talent for creating complex, insular worlds for his characters to inhabit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 14, 2006
When Altman lets it be like the radio show, the film couldn't be more heavenly as it becomingly glides along with its sweetly laced nostalgia bromide.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
July 14, 2006
It's a testament to Altman and his cast that they can take a script this lousy and get just enough charm out of it to get by.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
July 6, 2006
Nostalgic for an idealized version of wry family entertainment that probably never quite existed, it embodies all that is strong in character about the Midwest, or at least what should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
July 5, 2006
Robert Altman might be 81 years old, but damn he still knows how to direct a big cast of characters in an entertaining movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
July 1, 2006
Simply put, it is a pleasure to watch and a film that I'd gladly see again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
July 1, 2006
In a world of hype, earthshaking and globe-threatening crises, and annoying celebrity excess, what a contrast, what a respite, what a blessing it is to seek refuge weekly in A Prairie Home Companion!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
July 1, 2006
It's all pleasant, mildly amusing, and mostly of interest to fans of the radio show. Others may find it less than riveting.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
June 30, 2006
"A Prairie Home Companion" is an incredibly well-made and graceful film, with an unbelievably gifted cast dancing to the Midwestern poetry of Garrison Keillor's script and Robert Altman's direction.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 27, 2006
I can't necessarily say that I'd be more inclined to listen to the show [on the radio], but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 25, 2006
The movie is a lot like everything Keillor does, reliable and pleasant, but nothing very exciting or even remarkable. It is the cinematic equivalent of a dish of vanilla ice cream.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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