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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Drew DeNicola & Olivia Mori

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Plot Summary

The definitive documentary about the beloved and influential 70s rock band Big Star. Together less than four years, the band flirted with mainstream success but never achieved it. Nonetheless, they produced a body of work of seminal importance to pop and alternative music, influencing major artists like REM, The Replacements, Elliot Smith, Beck, The Flaming Lips and countless others.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 37
  • Fresh: 34
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A well-sourced account of a perfect, broken dream, Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori's slightly shaggy documentary captures what it's like to discover music so good it seems as if it were made just for you. – Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, Jul 2, 2013

Fresh: Overall, it's still a skillfully rendered narrative that should satisfy fans and pique the interest of the uninitiated. – Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, Jul 3, 2013

Fresh: DiNicola explores the specifics of Big Star's implosion as well as anyone can, considering band breakups are much like shattered love affairs: Who ever really knows what went wrong? – Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice, Jul 2, 2013

Fresh: The story that writer-director Drew DeNicola and producer-director Olivia Mori reconstruct has the power to move even those who prefer Mozart or Lil Wayne. – Mark Jenkins, NPR, Jul 2, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Absolutely Brilliant!!!

An incredibly enthralling account of the most critically adored yet criminally ignored band of all time. The film is essential viewing for anyone who loves jaw-droppingly brilliant music and an utterly fascinating story. This is THE must see documentary of the year.

Big star nothing can hurt me

Unbelievably real creative story telling of this iconic band whose contribution to 70's music is just a phenom and whose music has influenced the world of Rock.Sooner than later the story had to be told publicly. A catharsis of lives and music that no critic can fault. Destined for many accolades among the best of the best documentaries ever produced.

Thank You

A brilliant documentary on one of the greatest American bands. Dramatic, heartfelt and man, what a soundtrack.

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