The Saddest Music in the World

User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 5 out of 19

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User Reviews

  1. MCJones
    May 3, 2005
    0
    Possibly one of the worst movies we've ever suffered through. Big yuck.
  2. FilazaferX
    Jan 31, 2005
    2
    Rarely do I quit watching a movie, but I could not make it through this one. I think it has some value, but I am not sure what it is. I felt like I was watching a student film in college. It that context it may be a masterpiece, but I just thought it sucked.
  3. DianeH.
    Jun 28, 2004
    1
    The second worst film I have ever seen. surpassed only by Greaser's Palace in the 1970's.
  4. MarleneS.
    Jun 4, 2004
    1
    I love offbeat films but this is far and away the worst movie I've ever sat through.

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. The movie occasionally continues on too long with certain scenes and may strain the sensibilities of anybody not caught up in its delirious visuals and melodrama, but The Saddest Music in the World nevertheless beckons with a seductive and unforgettable melody.
  2. So stuffed with Maddin-ess that it never manages to get past the glorious surfaces. McKinney strides through his role with a knowing wink, and the sheer volume of creative imagery is as distracting as it is entertaining.
  3. 63
    The weirdest movie of the summer. OK, the year.