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November 14, 2014
If only they'd cut the tedious fan interviews and add more tracks, this Pulp nonfiction would be a lot more satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2014
Florian Habicht unwisely shifts his focus from Sheffield and its unique denizens to the band's personal history, effectively turning the film into an episode of Behind the Music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2014
A handy if unrevealing portrait of the Steel City indie disco darlings from director Florian Habicht.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 5, 2014
Their music denigrated the people as much as it celebrated them. Habicht leaves the city in love with a surface-level reading of Cocker's take on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 19, 2014
Habicht's film never goes beyond idol worship since his film only succeeds at reproducing Cocker's myopic vision of his band.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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-
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
May 30, 2014
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets is a magnificent documentary that fully understands its subject. The band are fascinating, the music is amazing and, at the centre of it all, the people of Sheffield make the city positively glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
June 4, 2014
You don't need to like the band to appreciate this documentary either, as just seeing what the music means to others is enlightening and invigorating.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2014
A smart, almost too smart, mish-mash of concert film and urban portrait, Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets is a distinctively different class of rock doc.
September 15, 2014
The interpersonal dynamics, musical techniques, or fears that any particular band member talks about blessedly never get too heavy here.
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
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
June 6, 2014
Pulp's final show of their 2012 reunion tour is given an unorthodox spin in this documentary from New Zealand film-maker Florian Habicht.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 2, 2014
By not foolishly trying to tell The Whole Story, Habicht has done so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
June 3, 2014
Jarvis Cocker's elbow-jiggling antics have always been silly and giddy but still, somehow, way beyond cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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