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  • Summary: A down-on-his-luck musician finds an instant ticket to fame with his Moletron keyboard.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. 75
    Who needs a big budget when you have a quirky script, an energetic cast and a soundtrack that features Union 13, the Blondes, Future Pigeon and Omega Man?
  2. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    60
    A small, no-budget, seemingly unsophisticated film that creates a minor energy miracle by fueling its running time on pure raffish charm.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    A slackly paced but modestly diverting trifle, with cameos by recording artists Beck, Beth Orton and Hank Williams III to elevate the hipper-than-thou quotient.
  4. Reviewed by: Alex Pappademas
    40
    The script doesn't give the cast much to play aside from vague eccentricity, and movies like this one rise and fall on the vividness of their weirdos.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    40
    Despite a certain loopy charm, the film's appeal ultimately hinges on the musicians.
  6. This poorly acted, ramshackle tour of the lower echelons of the Los Angeles rock scene has the feel of a largely improvised home movie filmed without retakes, and its sense of humor could only be fully appreciated by struggling musicians.
  7. Mystifyingly bad given the talent involved, Southlander is an in-jokey, hipster escapade that appears to have been made on a drunken weekend because there was nothing better to do.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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