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Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Mar 1, 2012
    50
    The result is a frustratingly superficial look at a smart, driven and sometimes frightened young man who always felt as though he were "racing against time."
  2. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Feb 29, 2012
    83
    Better Than Something doesn't really try to resolve the mystery of how someone could be simultaneously so productive and destructive.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Feb 27, 2012
    63
    Intimacy doesn't completely give rise to insight in this loving, if largely for-fans-only, posthumous portrait of Memphis-bred punk rocker Jay Reatard.
  4. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    Feb 28, 2012
    70
    What elevates the picture above the norm is a series of remarkably candid and eerily prescient interviews.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Holcomb
    Feb 28, 2012
    70
    Even non-fans will appreciate what a tough act Reatard is to follow, though, and anybody with a shred of respect left for rock 'n' roll will feel loss and anger at his passing.

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