Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man

User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11

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  1. AmaC.
    Jul 27, 2006
    10
    Big smile on face here too! - Tears too. The Leonard Cohen who comes across as a wry 71-year-old fully at peace with not taking himself seriously is MY man.... U2, Nick Cave, Rufus, Antony, Cocker and the others are passionate, humble and sincereand magnificent overall. The female voices and passion out of this world. whatever the sour grapes (& political??) critics say, this is an Big smile on face here too! - Tears too. The Leonard Cohen who comes across as a wry 71-year-old fully at peace with not taking himself seriously is MY man.... U2, Nick Cave, Rufus, Antony, Cocker and the others are passionate, humble and sincereand magnificent overall. The female voices and passion out of this world. whatever the sour grapes (& political??) critics say, this is an important documentary for those of us with a soul and a heart. It should rate much higher with the critics...but who believes them anyway! Collapse
  2. EnnisD.
    Jul 21, 2006
    9
    Basic, simple unpretentious. Though many of the interspersed interviews were either extraneous or a little trite, the simplicity and directness of the performancess were almost entirely all very moving. I didn't like Nick Cave that much. And, watching Rufus Wainright struggling to see the teleprompter on one song, was distracting. But all in all, Rufus and the rest of the gang all Basic, simple unpretentious. Though many of the interspersed interviews were either extraneous or a little trite, the simplicity and directness of the performancess were almost entirely all very moving. I didn't like Nick Cave that much. And, watching Rufus Wainright struggling to see the teleprompter on one song, was distracting. But all in all, Rufus and the rest of the gang all did very well on everything else. Cohen's experiences at the zen monastery were very interesting. More on this rather than the more mundane of the interviews would have been interesting. Cohen's songs are incredible and the interpretations are genuinely stirring. Expand
  3. MaryB.
    Jul 10, 2006
    10
    Amazing movie ..Don't miss it.
  4. PhilR.
    Jul 9, 2006
    10
    if you're a fan this is a must see!! superb performances and great leonard clips of his life. very, very well done. i had a big smile on my face throughout.
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. An affectionate and intimate celebration of the acclaimed troubadour in stirring music and words.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    70
    Proves that few can maneuver one of Cohen's dusky, lovelorn songs like Cohen himself.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    80
    Fetching little monument to the bard of rapturous bereavement.