Shut Up and Play the Hits


Shut Up and Play the Hits

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On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its popularity, ensuring that the band would go out on top with the biggest and most ambitious concert of its career. The instantly sold out, near four-hour extravaganza did just that, moving the thousands in attendance to tears of joy and grief, with New York Magazine calling the event "a marvel of pure craft" and TIME magazine lamenting "we may never dance again." Shut Up and Play the Hits is simultaneously a document of a once-in-a-lifetime performance and an intimate portrait of Murphy as he navigates both the personal and professional ramifications of his decision. -- (C) Oscilloscope

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James Murphy
as James Murphy
Al Doyle
as Al Doyle
Nancy Whang
as Nancy Whang
Chuck Klosterman
as Chuck Klosterman
Pat Mahoney
as Pat Mahoney
Gavin Russom
as Gavin Russom
Tyler Pope
as Tyler Pope
Matt Thornley
as Matt Thornley
Keith Wood
as Keith Wood
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Critic Reviews for Shut Up and Play the Hits

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (4)

  • It's sometimes touching, sometimes really loud, and often both.

    Sep 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • Like Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz, this is a documentary about a farewell concert.

    Sep 7, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 6, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Henry Barnes

    Top Critic
  • The moody hipster solipsism won't be to everyone's taste, but this is a fitting monument to an influential band.

    Sep 6, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Overall the film falls flat.

    Sep 5, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • "Shut Up" is graceful in its depiction of the performance, neither uncomfortably intimate nor shy.

    Jul 26, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shut Up and Play the Hits

  • Feb 11, 2016
    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.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2012
    happiest, most beautiful, best documentary of 2012
    Kevin C Super Reviewer

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