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7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. BrianH
    Jun 26, 2007
    10
    I love this DVD but I'm a hardcore fan and don't expect everyone to dig it. Notice how the East and West Coast Papers have such a disdain for this amazing band. Could it be that Wilco is from the Midwest. Aren't these the same papers and reviewers who cheer for shit like Hillary Duff or Gwen Stefani or any other musician who is more entertainer than artist. I love me some I love this DVD but I'm a hardcore fan and don't expect everyone to dig it. Notice how the East and West Coast Papers have such a disdain for this amazing band. Could it be that Wilco is from the Midwest. Aren't these the same papers and reviewers who cheer for shit like Hillary Duff or Gwen Stefani or any other musician who is more entertainer than artist. I love me some Gwen sometimes, don't get me wrong. But don't fuck with Wilco just because they are normal people who drink Diet Coke. Collapse
  2. BenW.
    Apr 10, 2003
    9
    This is a fantastically put together documentary, allowing a us to look inside one of the most beautiful and mysteriously conceived albums. The only criticism I would have is that there is a noticeable lack of serious footage that makes the second half of the documentary slightly disjuncted like members leaving the band. In essence it is a moving story about a band who isn't as This is a fantastically put together documentary, allowing a us to look inside one of the most beautiful and mysteriously conceived albums. The only criticism I would have is that there is a noticeable lack of serious footage that makes the second half of the documentary slightly disjuncted like members leaving the band. In essence it is a moving story about a band who isn't as mysterious as one might like to think. This is a beautiful portrait of Wilco and is a must have for fans, but is also enjoyable to the uninitiated. The bonus disc is also fantastic with new live songs and some great footage of the band. Expand
  3. M.Johnson
    Nov 5, 2002
    9
    I am Trying... is a great film visually and musically- highly recommended for Wilco enthusiasts and music enthusiasts in general. And, by the way, Mr. LA Weekly, Tweedy's discussion of pools and stockbrokers was a joke. You may be looking for nude groupies in a music documentary, but I'll take 'I am Trying to Break Your Heart's' real characters and ethereal I am Trying... is a great film visually and musically- highly recommended for Wilco enthusiasts and music enthusiasts in general. And, by the way, Mr. LA Weekly, Tweedy's discussion of pools and stockbrokers was a joke. You may be looking for nude groupies in a music documentary, but I'll take 'I am Trying to Break Your Heart's' real characters and ethereal qualities over that any day. Expand
  4. AdamS.
    Oct 11, 2002
    10
    In a time of dumb down screenplays and commercialized music, this is a perfect collaberation between film and music. It's a movie about capatalism, commercialism, artistic freedom, and lost friendships. I LOVED this movie!
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. This is a rare gem tripped over while making a run-of-the-mill rockumentary about a band's new album.
  2. what we've got here is a little propaganda film. A mild one, certainly, but the cliché of DIY hopefuls (band) versus the Big Machine (music industry) foments the same tedious struggle of art versus commerce.
  3. A modest vérité portrait of Wilco, the engagingly melodious, deeply unglam alt-folk rockers.