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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A modest amusement. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A fan's dream, A.J. Schnack's worshipful documentary about the musical duo They Might Be Giants does a nice job reflecting the thoughtful, quirky sensibility of its subjects' songs. Just don't expect to learn much about the guys themselves. show more

  • 88
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Separate interviews with Flansburgh and Linnell inject the most life and gentle conflict into the film, peeling back their unique musical marriage and friendship. show more

  • 75
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    It's hard to go wrong with documentary subjects as articulate and intriguing as childhood friends John Flansburgh and John Linnell. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Adoring, appropriately offbeat documentary. show more

  • 80
    Eric Campos Film Threat

    Loaded with tons of personal stories told by both Johns (the two main members of They Might Be Giants) as well as people within the music industry. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Despite Schnack's half-hearted attempt to divide the film into chapters, his film is too unstructured to hold the interest of non-fans who might have appreciated a somewhat less hagiographic approach. show more

  • 40
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    Will likely test the patience of all but the most devoted fans. show more

  • 58
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    A unintentionally funny fanzine-flavored documentary. show more

  • 58
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Forget "The Revenge of the Nerds." This is the real thing. show more

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