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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
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  1. DonR.
    Nov 6, 2006
    0
    The Dixie Chicks are the biggest con artists out there. All the success of their latest album, along with this movie is simply based on a political message. Obviously they plan to use the Natilie Maines comment to con the gullible public out of as much money as possible. The quality of thier work has completely bottumed out. I can't wait for them to shut up and GO AWAY!
  2. MikeG.
    Jan 13, 2007
    3
    I think that the doc. was interesting. I wanted to give it a higher score, but I have a problem with millionare american singers going overseas and trashing this country/president. Patriotism is not exercising freedom of speech, rather supporting your country, get a clue dixie chicks. Sorry if that clouds the judgement of a former marine.
  3. NickM.
    Nov 12, 2006
    0
    Funny how the title says "shut up and sing" yet that is in fact the last thing that they do. All this is is another lame political statement. the last thing that they do is "shut up and sing."
  4. Will.
    Mar 26, 2007
    0
    Well, the problem here is this: Maines is disingenuous. She apologizes for her behavior when the entirety of society decries her behavior -- yet retracts her apology when the majority agree with her. You know what? That's the hallmark of someone without the spine to stand on their own. Honestly, her politics are incidental. I may aree with her on paper...but the woman is far from an Well, the problem here is this: Maines is disingenuous. She apologizes for her behavior when the entirety of society decries her behavior -- yet retracts her apology when the majority agree with her. You know what? That's the hallmark of someone without the spine to stand on their own. Honestly, her politics are incidental. I may aree with her on paper...but the woman is far from an intellectual. She's disgusting in her weakness as an individual. Expand
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77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Phil Gallo
    60
    It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should win over fans of the Chicks on the fence and of music docus and perhaps create a little cultural stir as well.
  2. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    50
    The movie's not quite the Bush bashfest its publicity might lead you to believe; it's closer to the Metallica doc "Some Kind of Monster" than to "Fahrenheit 9/11."
  3. Through it all, Natalie Maines' decision to shirk humility, to stick by her guns, to the point that the group returns to that London concert venue in 2006 and she utters the same joke again, becomes a feisty and inspiring act of something there is only one word for: patriotism.