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Who Is Harry Nilsson

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) is a documentary about the life and work of the enigmatic folk rock singer-songwriter, Harry Nilsson, told by three dozen of Nilsson's friends, colleagues and extended family.
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New York Times
September 10, 2010
The point of it is not, in the end, to explain him or solve the mystery of his life, but rather to spend time in his company and understand why he is someone to be missed.
August 29, 2010
...does something that few such films accomplish: it allows the audience to feel as though they have walked a mile in a man's shoes.
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November 04, 2010
John Sheinfeld's portrait revisits the man, the artist and the reputation, with a wealth of TV performance clips and interviews with friends, family and colleagues...
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New York Post
September 10, 2010
Conventional in style and is likely to mean more to the sadly forgotten musician's fans than to others.
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Film Journal International
September 02, 2010
This rich portrait of a most complex artist beautifully, movingly and humorously explains the enigma, glory and tragedy of his life.
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Village Voice
September 07, 2010
Sticking closely to the archival footage and talking-heads formula, it's the quality of the former and the sense of personal involvement in the latter that elevates the film above the run-of-the-mill rockumentary.
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Boxoffice Magazine
September 10, 2010
On the one hand, the film is a cautionary too-much-too-soon story that was a cliché even before what Casey Kasem refers to as the Rock Era; on the other hand, it also has enough touching, amusing and/or appalling episodes to make it compulsively watchable
AV Club
September 09, 2010
There's been so little written about Nilsson or archiving of his work that Who Is Harry Nilsson is a godsend just for bringing together so much rare footage.
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Time Out
September 08, 2010
Who Is Harry Nilsson is a worthwhile portrait of a genius who made beautiful music, and a case study for how to tragically, epically self-destruct.
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September 23, 2010
You will leave the theater singing, if with a touch of melancholy.
Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2010
A personal, generous tribute reel designed to keep a musical master's legacy very much alive.
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