Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Straight, No Chaser ) Reviews

Top Critic
April 8, 2008
We might be moved by Monk's childlike dependency on his wife, baffled by his esoteric humour, honoured simply by his presence, but all we really need now are the records.
April 8, 2008
The Monk music that courses through the film is extraordinary in its range of feeling.
April 8, 2008
The musical value of this footage is so powerful that nothing can deface it, despite the best efforts of Zwerin to do so.
April 8, 2008
I had heard the music before. What the film gave me was an opportunity to see Thelonious Monk creating some of it, and, just as importantly, an opportunity to see how those who knew him loved him.