The Swell Season Reviews

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January 13, 2012
The Swell Season wins the documentary prize for beating viewers over the head with gentleness, with the duo accentuated in rich, photographic chiaroscuro.
January 12, 2012
A poignant documentary that tracks the fast rise and slow fall of the Hansard-Irglova fairy tale, through both tunes and tears.
December 2, 2011
For Once lovers who needed a "what happened next?" epilogue, this one moves even as it chastises.
December 1, 2011
An emotional erosion captured by the trio in decidedly unromantic black-and-white.
November 25, 2011
Overall the film seems like a collection of bits and pieces, and it's hard to see how it could have much resonance for non-fans.
November 23, 2011
A documentary that is every bit as intimate and disarming as the movie that made them famous...
February 17, 2012
While the film may be monochrome, every colour of emotion is represented here, from elation in the creative process to anxiousness and disillusionment.
January 13, 2012
November 3, 2011
The intimacy that results is candid and simple as the movie that, for good and ill, put them both center-stage in the first place.
October 21, 2011
A modest, mostly engaging behind-the-scenes documentary that nevertheless winds up feeling somehow incomplete.
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