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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
    88
    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. 75
    The documentary dashes any lingering hope that Pixies would ever record a new album, even though it makes no definitive statement to that effect.
  4. 70
    Boring people who made extraordinary music, the Pixies are inexplicable. In attempting to demystify them, the directors Steven Cantor and Matthew Galkin achieve the opposite.
  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
    60
    The entire affair looks and feels like a reality television show minus the cheap drama.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    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
    10
    This movie kicks ass. One of the best rock films I have ever seen.
  2. KenL.
    Nov 7, 2006
    10
    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 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. Collapse
  3. DavidK
    Apr 8, 2007
    10
    A Must-see for any Pixies fan. Thought provoking and insightful into the rock band experience.
  4. NFrancisD
    Oct 5, 2009
    9
    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, 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. Expand