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Schultze Gets the Blues Reviews

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March 11, 2005
The first-time feature director has a gift that will be interesting to watch. Still, his well-executed choices make Schultze at times slow going.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 18, 2005
Director Michael Shorr's setups are slow and static, with the action unfolding in long or medium shots. In several concert sequences, the dancers annoyingly look right at the camera.
March 7, 2005
as difficult to swallow as a Louisiana clam
| Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2005
When his friends send him off to America to his town's sister city of New Braunfels for Wurstfest, Schultze begins to spiral out of control.
| Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2005
He's not the only one.
March 10, 2005
Schorr steers clear of emotion and character development, content to just putter down the river to nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 15, 2005
Writer-director Michael Schorr's story moves with remarkable sloth.
| Original Score: 0/4
January 27, 2005
Like The Straight Story sans story, it's sweet but very, very, very slow.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 17, 2005
Simply too tedious and stretched out to be amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 18, 2005
Reminiscent of the films of Aki Kaurismaki and Jim Jarmusch, this wry, very slow German import by Michael Schorr has amusing moments but doesn't possess the droll absurdity needed to make it genuinely compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2005
There is so little to him, really, that Schultze's journey from there to here is rather less meaningful than we're supposed to imagine.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 4, 2005
Winner of the special prize for directing at the 2003 Venice International Film Festival, Schorr has made an impressive debut.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2005
The first 30 minutes or so of Schultze Gets the Blues do a spectacular job of allowing you to empathize with just how bored the men are. Unfortunately, the movie accomplishes this by boring you itself.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 27, 2005
The film's sparseness has an off-putting effect on the viewer. Schultze, the character, remains more an idea or concept than a fleshed-out human being.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 7, 2005
...some predictable tearjerking that is only half-successful.
February 11, 2005
Exquisitely cast and gorgeously photographed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 11, 2005
The writer and director, Michael Schorr, is making his first film, but has the confidence and simplicity of someone who has been making films forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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