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Shut Up and Play the Hits Reviews

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March 4, 2013
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.
September 13, 2012
It's sometimes touching, sometimes really loud, and often both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 12, 2012
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
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 12, 2012
True to the live experience - taking in tears, joy, sweat and humor - of one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of a generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 7, 2012
Like Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz, this is a documentary about a farewell concert.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2012
Surrounded by the most clichéd and craven kind of New York and UK hipsters, journos and schmoozers, Murphy remains adorably low-key, sincere and witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 6, 2012
Southern and Lovelace skilfully interweave footage of the wondrous, thunderous racket of the gig with Murphy's morning-after reflections on why he bailed out at the height of his success ...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2012
The moody hipster solipsism won't be to everyone's taste, but this is a fitting monument to an influential band.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2012
An engaging portrait of a frontman unwilling to play the rock star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2012
Not only a sad farewell to a great band, but to life as Murphy knows it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 3, 2012
A great concert movie framed around a substantially less enthralling interview.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2012
A fitting tribute to a band that has somehow become emblematic of our times.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 26, 2012
"Shut Up" is graceful in its depiction of the performance, neither uncomfortably intimate nor shy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 19, 2012
The type of celebratory nail in their coffin that makes the end feel more like a party than a funeral.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
July 18, 2012
Murphy is one hell of a frontman, and LCD Soundsystem is a deliriously exciting concert act.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 17, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.9/10
July 17, 2012
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.
July 11, 2012
From the noise-drenched opening credits to the final, bittersweet song, the concert footage - a DVD of the entire nearly four-hour show is reportedly in the works - pulses with excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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