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It's sometimes touching, sometimes really loud, and often both.
Overall the film falls flat.
"Shut Up" is graceful in its depiction of the performance, neither uncomfortably intimate nor shy.
Murphy is one hell of a frontman, and LCD Soundsystem is a deliriously exciting concert act.
Shut Up and Play the Hits manages to effectively display the power of that final concert while putting the band's leader into thoughtful cultural perspective.
If you've never heard of LCD Soundsystem or cared much for the group's work, "Shut Up and Play the Hits" still manages to explore the prospects of fame and contemporary rock music's lasting relevance.
A must for fans of LCD Soundsystem and about fifteen minutes too long for anyone else, this is an entertaining enough exploration of walking away from success and fear of failure.
a penetrating and moving documentary that captures what was weird and special about Murphy and his band, and was extra weird and special about his decision to kill the band.
Will have a much stronger resonance for fans than for those unfamiliar with the band's music. But even newcomers will find the exploration of fame and artistry unusually personal
True to the live experience - taking in tears, joy, sweat and humor - of one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of a generation.
Like Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz, this is a documentary about a farewell concert.
A bittersweet confection - a gorgeously shot concert film that cuts repeatedly between the near-desperate abandon of the show and Murphy, in his apartment the following day, wandering around in his pants and petting the dog.
I was always kind of vaguely aware of LCD. I think this is actually one of the best concert videos that I have seen. The sound quality is unbelievable and it turns out that I am into them. One of the few documentaries that makes a nice background soundtrack.
happiest, most beautiful, best documentary of 2012
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