Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
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  1. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Jun 27, 2013
    If you somehow manage to stay dry-eyed through the concert numbers, the end should set you bawling.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 26, 2013
    Lian Lunson’s camera allows the music to take center stage via straightforward, graceful compositions—close-ups and medium shots dominate, and edits are kept to a relative minimum—that allow for long, unbroken views of the artists at forceful, mournful work.
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jun 25, 2013
    As a musical experience, it is generous and moving. But as a documentary, “Sing Me the Songs” is an awkward hybrid of concert film and rock-star biography.
  4. Reviewed by: Sophie Harris
    Jun 25, 2013
    Given that the entire show and film is dedicated to McGarrigle, you wish this exquisitely made, undeniably moving family album featured even more of the singer herself.
  5. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jun 28, 2013
    There are a handful of moments to entrance a non-fan. When the musicians and singers assemble to sing “Proserpina,” the last song McGarrigle ever wrote, with its haunting refrain (“Come home to Mama”), the effect is transcendent.
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  1. Aug 14, 2013
    This film is profoundly beautiful.
    I (quite ignorantly) did not know Kate McGarrigle or her music before and only watched it beacuse I adore
    the Wainwright siblings, but in the end, I cried for her along with all those on the concert stage...which is a lie, because I actually cried the whole time.
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