Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle Reviews

November 19, 2013
Rufus and Martha Wainwright host an all-star tribute concert for their late mother, folk singer Kate McGarrigle, in this old-fashioned but engrossing rock-doc .
June 29, 2013
Warm and poignant, but with excessive use of concert footage and lack of insight/intrigue. Strictly for avid fans of Kate McGarrigle. Just listening to the soundtrack might be more rewarding and satisfying.
June 28, 2013
There's virtually no biographical content. The songs stick very much to one plaintive folk-pop style, and if that is not your passion, the flood of concert footage becomes wearing fairly early on.
June 27, 2013
The film is both celebration and elegy, a sing-along and a cry-along, a cathartic moan and a perfect bliss-out.
June 26, 2013
More frustrating than the film's inability to impart a full-bodied portrait of its subject ... is a more general directorial ordinariness.
June 25, 2013
As a musical experience, it is generous and moving. But as a documentary, "Sing Me the Songs" is an awkward hybrid of concert film and rock-star biography.
June 25, 2013
Given that the entire show and film is dedicated to McGarrigle, you wish this exquisitely made, undeniably moving family album featured even more of the singer herself.