• Released
  • December 6, 2013
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • Art House/Foreign
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The Swell Season Synopsis
Academy Award-winning musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová embark on a world tour.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

The question subtly, craftily documented in The Swell Season is whether the fans or Hansard himself want to see the singer cast in this new...
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75

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
It's sadly and tenderly honest -- and so are Hansard and Irglova, as they generously and matter-of-factly open up to the camera.
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75

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Most vividly, The Swell Season captures the insistent, borderline-disturbing energy of fandom at its most rabid and psychically intrusive.
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75

Movieline

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It's an eloquent summation of the complexities and strength of their bond, and a poetic cap to the pair's fictional and real ups and downs...
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Like "Once," this film is a tender little piece of heartbreak.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

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Does right by both fans and subjects.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As shown in this disarming and intimate documentary named after their band, the oddness of actually being sought-after was something...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The movie looks beautiful, its sublime b&w cinematography signaling a fading dream. And there are touching moments here that you rarely see...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Ultimately, though, they never cohere into something more than a moderately engaging for-fans-only tour diary.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
There are some compelling performance moments, and it's sad to watch these talented and basically nice people drift apart. But overall the...
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