• Released
  • July 3, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 53 min
  • Documentary
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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Synopsis
In the 1970s, Memphis-based band Big Star achieved critical acclaim but not mainstream success.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Directors Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori’s film Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me looks at the band’s rise, such as it was, and its inevitable...
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By Mark Jenkins
Big Star was essentially Chris Bell's band, and emotionally, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me is Bell's movie. Joining rock's dead-at-27 club...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Fans will want to replay the extensive archival footage over and over. Newcomers are more likely to pause halfway through, search out the...
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Slant Magazine

A rock-doc that mythologizes the tragicomic flame out of power pop's seminal band, and the fan-made afterlife that brought them...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
It’s a fascinating period in music and an equally fascinating story of promise, talent, expectations and failure. But you can’t help but...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bruce Ingram
[A] thoroughly detailed (though a bit long) doc that charts the band’s thwarted expectations.
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Entertainment Weekly

If Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me leads even one person to listen to Big Star for the first time, this movie will have done a great service.
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Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
A skillfully rendered narrative that should satisfy fans and pique the interest of the uninitiated.
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Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Big Star may not be the best introduction for those who don't yet have at least some passing familiarity with the bruised-knee wistfulness...
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The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
A deserved tribute that puts us inside the music, and the head space, of a great, lost band.
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Rated PG-13 | For Brief strong language and drug references.