Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. As spectacularly successful as the Tindersticks have been in their tribute to the horror of Trouble Every Day, I'm hoping for a lighter confection from their next collaboration with Denis -- something more along the lines of Nenette et Boni.
  2. This music is beautiful enough to stand alone.
  3. Tindersticks create an elegant and unsettling collection of small mood pieces that stand miles apart from anything else you are likely to hear at the local multiplex.
  4. [The title track is] a fantastic storm-brewing, brass-stabbing, Nelson Riddle-goes-Tom-Waits, claustrophobic blues number.... It's not worth buying this album for, however, since the rest of it's made up of frustratingly minimalist snatches of music.
  5. Blender
    40
    An elegant soundtrack, but not much of an album. [Feb/Mar 2002, p.116]
  6. Q Magazine
    40
    Many tracks are meaningless in isolation.[#184, p.146]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Stewart
    May 16, 2002
    8
    A little on the bleak side.. perhaps. I prefer moody or melancholic myself - which is exactly why Tindersticks continue to hit the mark.Not A little on the bleak side.. perhaps. I prefer moody or melancholic myself - which is exactly why Tindersticks continue to hit the mark.Not as easy listening as Nenette.. but as soundatracks go, relaxing and atmospheric. Soundtracks should float over you, not attempt to steal centre stage. If you want 'songs' buy a musical. Full Review »
  2. PierreH.
    Mar 5, 2002
    5
    The error I made was to hope that this soundtrack album was going to be about songs. It isn't. The self-titled song is great but you The error I made was to hope that this soundtrack album was going to be about songs. It isn't. The self-titled song is great but you also have loads of derivative music which makes little sense without the actual movie. Full Review »