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  • Summary: Sigur Ros singer Jon Thor Birgisson composed the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe movie We Bought A Zoo.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    It's certainly easy to believe that these sublime pieces could have inspired such a profound reaction [from director Cameron Crowe]. [Apr 2012, p.81]
  2. 75
    It feels more or less indistinguishable from a Sigur Rós album.
  3. Jan 3, 2012
    75
    This collection stands as a fine next step in Jónsi's evolving career.
  4. Dec 7, 2011
    70
    It's all lovely and certainly more immediately engaging and compact than Jónsi's mostly-instrumental Riceboy Sleeps multimedia project from 2009.
  5. 60
    He's devised a musical backdrop that subtly evokes the innocence, warmth and zoophiliac empathy of the film's message.
  6. Jan 13, 2012
    60
    We Bought a Zoo is good enough to quench our thirst for either a new Jónsi or Sigur Rós album.
  7. Jul 18, 2012
    40
    It can perfectly capture the film's conflicted moods of sadness and euphoria, but just as easily turn cloying and sickly. [Jun 2012, p.87]

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  1. Dec 23, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A well made score, focused highly around piano, orchestra, and vocals. These OST is far too great for such a humble movie where the plot in it's entirety is titular. You will be wasting $15 to see this movie in theaters, but the the money spent on this track will not be wasted money. Or maybe it will. I don't know what you do with these songs. A passionate night of love? Something to play to your cat? All I know is, these are songs, and you have ears, so it's a 70% chance you like it. In today's economy, that's pretty good. About 40% good. No, 50%. That's all for this review, see the documentary about it called; "I Wrote a Review". By James Cameron. Expand