loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies Image

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  • Summary: A documenary look at the hugely influential US indie rock band The Pixies, who revolutionized the alternative music scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Louis R. Carlozo
    As Nirvana's Kurt Cobain acknowledges in the opening quote, without the Pixies there would be no "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
  2. 83
    It's a lively, charming film, and if it gave us a little more of the band's history, it would be perfect. As it is, it's a perfect introduction to some great songs and fascinating characters.
  3. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    The film doesn't dwell on bad feelings, and anyone looking for lurid details won't find them. But fans will love the live footage of this still-powerful band ripping through a virtual greatest-hits set.
  4. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Picture is targeted at the already initiated, but directors Steve Cantor and Matthew Galkin deftly resolve one often glaring problem with tribute documentaries -- making those who might not care do so.
  5. 67
    Apparently fit and reasonably trim, Deal's honesty touches a nerve that the band's music only gnawed on back in the day.
  6. Reviewed by: Justin F. Farrar
    The entire affair looks and feels like a reality television show minus the cheap drama.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Even a fan, however, might prefer the excellent, recently released concert DVD "Pixies: Live at the Paradise in Boston" to this tepid behind-the-scenes experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. SonyaT.
    Oct 10, 2006
    This movie kicks ass. One of the best rock films I have ever seen.
  2. KenL.
    Nov 7, 2006
    Even if you are not a Pixies fan, you will enjoy this film. The film is an interesting behind the scenes with one of the most influential bands of our time. Expand
  3. DavidK
    Apr 8, 2007
    A Must-see for any Pixies fan. Thought provoking and insightful into the rock band experience.
  4. NFrancisD
    Oct 5, 2009
    I love the band to death but was a little disappointed with the beige treatment. If the film is an attempt to show how four quite average, normal people made a new kind of rock music then it is an outrageous success. But one gets the sense there was a lot of more interesting material left out, or that the producers did not have the full confidence of the band. As a result, they switched themselves on only when onstage. Collapse