Shut Up & Sing

Shut Up & Sing

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Shut Up & Sing

Documentary follows texan band the Dixie Chicks, for three years after lead singer Natalie Maines says this at a 2003 London concert: "...and we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas". What follows is a massive backlash from their fans - country music folk, largely white American conservatives, who boycott their music and attack the musicians in the media.

2007Rating: M, contains offensive language and sexual references95 minsUSA
DocumentaryMusic
Director:
Barbara Kopple ('Woodstock '94')Cecilia Peck (directorial debut)
Cast:
The Dixie ChicksRick RubinGeorge W. Bush
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Village Voice

Village Voice

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The movie's not quite the Bush bashfest its publicity might lead you to believe; it's closer to the Metallica doc "Some Kind of Monster" than to "Fahrenheit 9/11"...

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Variety

Variety

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It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should win over fans of the Chicks on the fence and of music docus and perhaps create a little cultural stir as well...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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The movie offers a revealing case study of the relationship between politics, celebrity and the media in today’s polarized social climate...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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Documentary filmmakers pray for something to happen to their subjects when the cameras are rolling, and two-time Academy Award-winning documentarian Kopple struck gold when Maines told a crowd on the opening night of the band's first European tour that she was "ashamed" that President Bush was from Texas...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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For three years, the camera focuses on the Chicks as wives, mothers, entertainers and political flash points. Their fight to stay uncompromised is inspiring...

3.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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The movie is rich in interesting moments and the sisterly solidarity is touching, but it's insubstantial and incoherent. We emerge knowing that the Land of the Free doesn't much like dissent. But we already knew that...

3.0
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Village Voice

Village Voice

press

The movie's not quite the Bush bashfest its publicity might lead you to believe; it's closer to the Metallica doc "Some Kind of Monster" than to "Fahrenheit 9/11"...

0
Variety

Variety

press

It's the rare thorough documentary on a musical act whose dilemmas are faced in the here and now, one that should win over fans of the Chicks on the fence and of music docus and perhaps create a little cultural stir as well...

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The movie offers a revealing case study of the relationship between politics, celebrity and the media in today’s polarized social climate...

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Documentary filmmakers pray for something to happen to their subjects when the cameras are rolling, and two-time Academy Award-winning documentarian Kopple struck gold when Maines told a crowd on the opening night of the band's first European tour that she was "ashamed" that President Bush was from Texas...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

For three years, the camera focuses on the Chicks as wives, mothers, entertainers and political flash points. Their fight to stay uncompromised is inspiring...

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

The movie is rich in interesting moments and the sisterly solidarity is touching, but it's insubstantial and incoherent. We emerge knowing that the Land of the Free doesn't much like dissent. But we already knew that...

3.0
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