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April 5, 2021
It's one of the better concert movies you'll ever see, but also much more than that, as Habicht paints a picture of a city and its inhabitants, not all of whom care about the band at all.
September 21, 2017
Whatever the reason, this truly is a film about life, death, and supermarkets, which means it's a far better film about Pulp than any mere record of their final concert would have been.
September 20, 2015
While the democracy of it casts a sweet spell and speaks to Pulp's generosity and humility, one wonders if even in this era of selfie culture Pulp fans will want to see this much of themselves on screen
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 5, 2015
What makes this rock doc a little different is that there are interviews of other people in Sheffield who talk about Sheffield as a city and as a backdrop for Pulp's music. This movie will appeal to Pulp fans and those interested in Sheffield.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 4, 2014
It's the miraculous in the mundane, and the celebration of a united kingdom of common people.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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November 20, 2014
The abbreviated history may mystify people who don't already know the basics. But the film does offer a vivid portrait of Cocker - wit, unlikely casanova and quite possibly hypochondriac - and an intriguing if glancing one of Doyle.
November 20, 2014
For better or worse, it's the Pulp movie you'd expect, which is to say one that's really into 'This is Hardcore.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2014
Habicht never dives too deeply or casts his net too widely, but as a filmic love letter to Sheffield, the resulting doc is full of small delights for serious Pulp fans.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 19, 2014
There's a sense that the band has left its mark on Sheffield as surely as the city left its mark on the band.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 19, 2014
A bright, eccentric testament to the mutual regard that Pulp's members and ordinary Sheffield residents feel about one another.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 19, 2014
A farewell concert film so entertainingly enthusiastic that it seems like an exciting greeting.
November 19, 2014
[Pulp] forgoes hagiography in favor of something simpler and, seemingly, more honest: a portrait of a band in a moment that allows them to reflect on their history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 18, 2014
These random encounters, as well as brief interviews with band members ... effortlessly capture the bond between this former steel town's spirit and the ineluctable tug of Mr. Cocker's lyrics.
November 18, 2014
This is a film about many things, but maybe it's mostly about the mingled tragedy and glory of coming from where you came from.
November 17, 2014
A witty, warmhearted, imaginative documentary about the British rock band Pulp's farewell hometown show.
November 17, 2014
The appealing essence of the titular Britpop band is explored in Pulp, an artfully witty documentary that captures the "Common People" stars as they reunite for one final concert in their hometown of Sheffield.
September 30, 2014
While director Habicht is perhaps too obsessed with 'Common People' (it is played over and over again), he manages to pull together a thoroughly entertaining musical journey that admirably does more with the medium than others of its kind.
Read More | Original Score: B
September 23, 2014
Fans of the eccentric Jarvis Cocker will delight in Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 15, 2014
The interpersonal dynamics, musical techniques, or fears that any particular band member talks about blessedly never get too heavy here.
June 8, 2014
The live performances are electrifying, all jagged elbows and brilliant pop tunes, with the band suitably assisted not by drugs and booze, but by a neatly organised display of treatments for colds, incontinence and light grazes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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