Shut Up and Play the Hits Movie Reviews

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Release Date: Jul 18, 2012

Genre: Documentary

Rating: (NR)

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  • 4
    I am such a huge fan of LCD and I was extremely happy when I saw that this doc**entary is coming out. THe film was wonderful and I highly recommend seeing it in the theaters even if you are not a fan because it is a great film. THe movie is very emotional for a fan but even my friend who does not really like their music thought that this doc**entary was pretty great and very interesting. THis film is as exciting and fresh as LCD’s music was and I was literally in heaven watching this movie. James Murphy opens up in this film and it was so interesting and exciting to see what he thinks and why he did things his way. Overall, it is a great doc**entary that is worth seeing in the theaters.
  • 3
    Let me just say right off the bat that I'm not exactly a punk. My idea of good music is Frank Sinatra or Barbara Streisand...maybe even Nora Jones or Dean Martin. But I did like some of the music of LCD Soundsystems. They tried to put a fresh spin on the whole punk thing and I think it worked sometimes. But more than the music, this doc**entary is enjoyable because it shows how music can be such a binding force that everyone can rally around. The fans in the doc**entary seem genuinely mesmerized by the performance (and not only the ones that are swooning because they are high) but because the music has the power to transcend. They know that they are being brought out of their shell and into another awareness that the band is able to tap and fully exploit. Sometimes I think that music is its own power, it's own force of nature, and this doc**entary shows it in action.
  • 5
    Shut Up and Play the Hits is right! And play them all and play them right! This is the best concert movie I've ever seen, and it's not a flashy 3d spectacle like Katy Perry's "Part of Me" or the final performance of Michael Jackson (side note: why was Justin Bieber's movie in 3D? What was the point of that?) This is a real and raw performance from Murphy and his bandmates that will really set your ears on fire, they are SO hot. I also like how it's interspersed with short moments of reflection from Murphy and the other singers and musicians There's one moment from Murphy that's especially touching, I won't give it away but you'll know it when you see it. It's amazing to think that this one-time DJ went from playing music to creating some of the most amazing tunes of his era. He is really something else and I hope that he returns as a solo act asap. The music world deserves at least that much.
  • 5
    Punk bands are the best, and none of them can top LCD Soundsystems, which hails from the Punk capital of the world, New York City (actually, underground New York City). Their best song is "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" which is featured prominently in this awesome doc**entary. I was really sad to hear them announce that they would be retiring at the end of 2011 and was even more sad when I couldn't make it to Madison Square Garden for their last performance, but this doc**entary more than makes up for it. It gives a behind the scenes look at the group and at James Murphy who really revolutionized the whole punk scene. He entered it kinda late and he exited it with grace and class, and I admire him for doing that. Whatever he and Nancy Whang, Tyler Pope., Pat Mahoney, Gavin Russom, Al Doyle, and David Scott Stone do in the future will be worth listening to. They are a group unlike any other. I miss them mucho!!!
  • 3
    My kids are always ranting and raving about the latest teen pop sensation (hello, One Direction!) so imagine my surprise when they agreed to go watch this movie with me about a group that I think only the coolest high school kids know anything about...and by coolest I mean those who think they are in college even though they've just passed driver's ed. I liked that my kids go to see a movie about a famous person and rock star who does a lot more than just sit around in his underwear and trash hotel rooms. He is deep, thoughtful, introspective, and concerned with a lot more than just selling albums. He is a good role model for young musicians who think that the be all and end all in life is to become famous and rich just for the sake of being rich and famous. I hope my kids learned the lesson from watching this because it's something that never gets conveyed to young people anymore. The music is kinda loud, but I still thought it was a good movie with some great moments.
  • 5
    Though the band officially disbanded and retired last year, I still listen to LCD Soundsystem almost every day. They were just so different from everyone else on the scene by a dozen miles or so. I think that was probably the real legacy of James Murphy who was in it for the music and not for the whole fake stardom aspect of it. After all, he's the same guy who said that rock stardom is embarrassing for a guy who's 41. This movie offers a lot of never before seen footage of the group's farewell performance at Madison Square Garden last year which true and blue fans like yours truly will definitely want to see. It's not an homage so much as it is just a glimpse into a side of the group leader that you knew was there but maybe never really got the fully exposed view of. I hope that they do release the much rumored four hour DVD of the whole concert. That would be the ULTIMATE experience outside of a live performance. Rock on, my brothas.
  • 5
    The thing that I really loved about James Murphy, the frontman for LCD Soundsystem, was that he never really seemed to care about the whole rock star thing. I am sure he enjoyed it at times, it has to come with perks and a feeling of appreciation that only he could have understood at the time as it was happening to him. But more than that, he really just wanted to share his music with his fans. He was so different from the regular music stars and bad boys of the same era that fans seemed to connect to him in ways that other musicians and singer-songwriters simply could not. This movie is a lot more interesting than other concert movies, like the ones that star Michael Jackson or Katy Perry (or -shudder- Justin Bieber) so I would say that this is perfect for anyone who likes to see a real musician in his element and not just a glorified pop star. I miss his music, to be sure, but more than that, I miss the man. If Cher can come back 18 times, why not Murphy??!

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