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Wild Man Blues Reviews

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Cole Smithey
March 8, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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David Rooney
October 16, 2007
Kopple's discreet, quietly revelatory style creates a fine balance between public and private personae that veers more pointedly toward the personal in an incongruous but fascinating coda.

October 16, 2007
There's only one certain conclusion: Woody Allen finds it terrifically uncomfortable being Woody Allen.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 16, 2007
It provides some generous insights into his psychic background when his unsupportive parents greet him back in New York at the end.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's hardly a revelation, but Allen emerges as genuinely neurotic. He's also funny.
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Not quite the type of political punchiness one would expect from Kopple, but it does answer a lot of questions about Allen who obviously had a strong hand in the film's compilation.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Craftsmanship and wit are as present here as in [director Barbara Kopple's] more socially-minded, dramatic work.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 19, 2002
Wonderful documentary, a rare look at the real Woody.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
This is a very fine film, especially for film buffs and fans of Woody Allen.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
In her unexpectedly delightful documentary about Woody Allen as jazz musician, Barbara Kopple demonstrates cinema verite at its most seductive.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
[Kopple] might seem an unlikely choice for this material, but no doubt her track record gained Allen's trust.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
January 1, 2000
No less than Madonna's Truth or Dare, Wild Man Blues proves the degree to which stars make a fiction of objectivity.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It is a most relaxed and enjoyable look at the neurotic comic, who appears to be no different in this documentary from the way he is in his films.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Guy MacPherson
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
If you're a fan of Woody Allen, or jazz music, this film a must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A delightful companion to Allen's prodigious body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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