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Schultze Gets the Blues Reviews

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Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
October 2, 2006
A film with two opposite interpretations to its title -- figuratively sad, literally joyful.
| Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 11, 2005
A delightful oddball German comedy about a retired mine worker's musical quest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 26, 2005
Like the films of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismäki, Schultze Gets the Blues uses dry humor to extract laughs out of mundane situations.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 8, 2005
It's a bit of a surprise when the film ends and you realize that you've been touched in unanticipated ways by Schultze's solitary quest.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
April 7, 2005
He does, but you probably won't, especially from watching this movie.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 6, 2005
Krause, a natural physical comic, lights up with endearingly childish glee as he joyously samples his new life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
April 4, 2005
An uncommonly good-natured and simple film, bearing no malice, holding no agenda, desiring no undue attention.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 2, 2005
Those who are patient enough to stick it out will be charmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 25, 2005
Like a lazy summer day in the Big Easy, the movie sneaks up on you.
| Original Score: B
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 25, 2005
Though it sometimes seems nothing much is happening in Schultze Gets the Blues, watching it happen to the deadpan Schultze is surprisingly enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 25, 2005
The geriatric, Teutonic equivalent of a Jim Jarmusch film.
| Original Score: 3/4
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 24, 2005
A delightful hodgepodge of bland and spicy fixin's and genuine pleasures and surprises that will definitely satisfy the cinematic palates of discriminating audiences.
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 24, 2005
In his debut film, German writer-director Michael Schorr has crafted a deadpan and droll, yet lyrical, whale-out-of-water tale about defying peer pressure and self-limitations.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 24, 2005
Schultze's quiet determination in his musical quest gives the film an unexpected emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 23, 2005
There's a pleasant delight in the comically dour faces of these old Eastern bloc men, an appreciation of sleepy small-town life in a quaint village.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
March 18, 2005
Schorr's award-winning film may be a bit on the slight side to some tastes, but it's a journey well worth taking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Mohan
March 18, 2005
A genuinely moving film.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 18, 2005
Director Michael Schorr finds quiet, unforced hilarity in Schultze's awkward transition to nonconformity.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 15, 2005
This movie is not played out in Hollywood time. It has it's own rhythm - but it's worth it to slow down to the film's pace and just amble along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 14, 2005
A charming oddity...a gently rib-tickling, genuinely warm-hearted jewel.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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July 22, 2008
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Time Out
August 16, 2007
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February 9, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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Georgia Straight
April 30, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 12, 2005
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