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  • 63
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Intimacy doesn't completely give rise to insight in this loving, if largely for-fans-only, posthumous portrait of Memphis-bred punk rocker Jay Reatard. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Even non-fans will appreciate what a tough act Reatard is to follow, though, and anybody with a shred of respect left for rock 'n' roll will feel loss and anger at his passing. show more

  • 70
    Eddie Cockrell Variety

    What elevates the picture above the norm is a series of remarkably candid and eerily prescient interviews. show more

  • 50
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    The result is a frustratingly superficial look at a smart, driven and sometimes frightened young man who always felt as though he were "racing against time." show more

  • 83
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    Better Than Something doesn't really try to resolve the mystery of how someone could be simultaneously so productive and destructive. show more

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