Schultze Gets the Blues Synopsis
A newly discovered love for Cajun music reawakens a dispirited German accordionist's zest for life.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Filmed in a leisurely, understated style, this dark comedy is downright entrancing. A spectacular directorial debut.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A delightfully deadpan comedy from Germany, is one of those movies where nothing whatsoever seems to happen until you look closely, at...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The writer and director, Michael Schorr, is making his first film, but has the confidence and simplicity of someone who has been making...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Like the blues, you feel it first, and think of the meaning later.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A sweet and charming treat.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
A droll, deadpan film, deliberately paced and told.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
A quietly celebratory film about music and human kindness.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
A sweet German movie by a first-time filmmaker, who, I would bet, is more than a little familiar with the early work of Jim Jarmusch or...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
The scenery is pretty and the locals endearing, but Schorr never gets past charming.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Krause is very nearly too passive. Deadpan is one thing, an empty vessel is another.
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Rated PG