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Pulp: a Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets Reviews

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.
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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 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
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
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.
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
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
June 6, 2014
Never mind life, death and supermarkets, this is a film about a diva. If you're in the mood to pay homage, you're sorted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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 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
June 2, 2014
The witty, loquacious Cocker is watchable as ever and the gig scenes will thrill Pulpers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5