• Elliott F

    ★★★★★ Watched by Elliott F 18 Dec, 2014

    Robert Altman's Nashville has been discussed almost endlessly since its premiere almost forty years ago, but one thing that should never be in dispute is this: it's an all-out master work. Altman has collected one of the finest ensembles ever here, with several actors giving career-best performances, including Lily Tomlin's outstanding drifting housewife, Ronee Blakley's moving troubled country star, Barbara Harris's crazed country-singer-wannabe vagabond, Henry Gibson's hokey crooning patriarch, and Keith Carradine's womanizing songwriter. The colorful cast of characters are…

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  • Owen Hughes

    ★★★★ Watched by Owen Hughes 20 Nov, 2014

    A weird thing happened to me after watching Nashville.

    Firstly, before that, I must've added the film to a rental list years ago and forgotten all about it. Suddenly, it turned up on the doorstep, I checked the run time and thought "fuck that, who's got almost three hours spare to listen to fucking country music?!" So, on the table next to the TV it stayed for a good while.

    Secondly, on a day off work, waiting around for the…

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  • Bill Shannon

    ★★★★½ Added by Bill Shannon

    This revolutionary film is the very definition of "sprawling." We follow the lives of 20+ characters in a documentary-realistic style as they move about their loosely-knit Nashville haunts.

    The beauty of this film is the way each character seems to move independently of any flow or storyline, each self-involved in his or her own personal story, so nothing ever feels as if it is being done for the camera.

    Aside from the absolutely AWFUL country music, the pace doesn't slack,…

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  • Philip Schmidt

    ★★★½ Watched by Philip Schmidt 06 Dec, 2014

    A meandering ensemble piece as only Altman can assemble. Maybe it was the digressions into full on music performance, but it never really picked up momentum the way MCCABE did for me. That earlier film uses the same layering technique as a means towards creating deep characterization and a sense of place. Here, there are just too many characters to really dig into. Still, I can imagine a pared down version of the film that solely focuses on Carradine, Tomlin, and Murphy. It would be a masterpiece, but not as sloppy or fun as this one.

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  • yrsurfinman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by yrsurfinman 27 Nov, 2014

    This is seriously a candidate for greatest movie of all time.

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  • Erik Hawkins

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Erik Hawkins 22 Nov, 2014

    You may say that I ain't free, but it don't worry me.

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  • Ben Riley

    ★★★★★ Watched by Ben Riley 21 Nov, 2014

    This is an extraordinary movie.

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  • Michael "PhantomKnight" Dennos

    ★★★ Watched by Michael "PhantomKnight" Dennos 19 Nov, 2014

    Of the two Robert Altman films I've now seen, I'd say M.A.S.H. is certainly the better one, and while I can't really call Nashville a complete success, it's not without its merits. First off, I think the film starts out really strong; the first hour or so is really quite fun and entertaining and all the various characters (of which there are plenty) are all introduced in pretty great ways, not to mention each one of them feels distinct. The…

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  • VNPryor

    ★★★★ Watched by VNPryor 19 Nov, 2014

    So I just saw this for the first time, and I love it; it feels like you could watch it a hundred times and catch something new or different on each viewing, and it has an ending that straddles the line between triumphant transcendence and blisteringly bleak.

    I have to say, though, I'm a little bit confused that so many people seem to think Karen Black is the one who does the striptease.

    Don't get me wrong, I love me some Karen Black. But hers is not a face you easily confuse with other faces...

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  • Jamés B

    ★½ Watched by Jamés B 17 Nov, 2014 3

    Nashville, a large-ensemble drama directed by Robert Altman that explores the lives of those in the country music industry over the course of about a week in the mid-70s, nearly bored me to tears. Overlong, predictable, even hokey at times - the film tested my patience at every turn of its 160 minute runtime. The best I can say about it is that I will never have to watch it again.

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  • GKnight

    ★★★★½ Added by GKnight

    A cinematic feat, featuring over 20 characters and dizzying array of interrelated storylines, yet somehow it manages to naturally come together. It does put audience's patience to a test, and I was a bit confused by its political undertones, but given that it's a very 70's movie, it probably made more sense at the time.

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  • Jook

    Watched by Jook 15 Nov, 2014 2

    Bored the crap out of me.

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