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  • Summary: This documentary offers an intimate look at one of today's most acclaimed alternative rock groups, The Flaming Lips. (Shout! Factory)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
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  1. 89
    Provides that rarest of documentary accomplishments: a glimpse into the artists' sunny, dark hearts.
  2. 88
    An uncommonly intimate portrait, in large part because the filmmaker, Bradley Beesley, is a longtime neighbor, friend, and collaborator.
  3. 88
    It could turn someone who never heard of the Flaming Lips into a devoted fan.
  4. Mr. Beesley, an Oklahoma City native who has been following and filming the Flaming Lips for 15 years, is far too close to his subject to offer a critical perspective, but he achieves a level of intimacy with the band members that most rock documentary directors can only dream of.
  5. 80
    An all-access fan's valentine as artfully scrappy and likably wide-eyed as its subjects.
  6. Ripe with offbeat Americana, Beesley's rockumentary is also a portrait of growing up in a white-trash Okie ghetto.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    Will please devotees without attracting many, if any, new converts.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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