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Wild Man Blues Reviews

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David Rooney
Variety
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.
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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.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
[Kopple's] made a greatly enjoyable film, but you can't help wondering if she's fallen under her subject's spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Wild Man Blues has a tendency to become repetitious, especially during the final forty minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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Entertainment Weekly
April 17, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: B