Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Singer Janis Joplin's evolution into a star is chronicled in this documentary drawing upon her letters to friends, family and peers. Narrated by musician Cat Power and directed by Amy Berg (West of Memphis).

2015Rating: M, Mature themes, drug references and coarse language103 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

press

Berg’s film is no stylistic innovator itself, but it’s the satisfying feature-length overview that Joplin’s brief, fiercely brilliant career has long merited.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A recipe for triumph then tragedy, here given its punchy and desperately poignant due.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Amy Berg’s deeply sympathetic documentary on Janis Joplin gets so much right, it feels like a major act of cultural excavation.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While there are numerous dynamite performance clips, Berg's film is generally more revealing on a personal level than as an appreciation of her music.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Although packed with compelling archive footage, this never quite gets into Joplin's head, heart or soul.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Berg’s film is no stylistic innovator itself, but it’s the satisfying feature-length overview that Joplin’s brief, fiercely brilliant career has long merited.

Total Film

Total Film

press

A recipe for triumph then tragedy, here given its punchy and desperately poignant due.

4.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Amy Berg’s deeply sympathetic documentary on Janis Joplin gets so much right, it feels like a major act of cultural excavation.

4.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While there are numerous dynamite performance clips, Berg's film is generally more revealing on a personal level than as an appreciation of her music.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Although packed with compelling archive footage, this never quite gets into Joplin's head, heart or soul.

3.0

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