Controversy follows the Dixie Chicks after singer Natalie Maines makes a negative comment about President George W. Bush.
" Shut Up and Sing tells the story of three young women whose belief in America is bred in the bone, and it shames their critics. "
" ... [Kopple] takes us inside big-dollar professional entertainment and lets us see ego and stupidity and self-indulgence at play just as fiercely as artistry. "
" ...[We] see the real concern as the backlash gets serious enough to prompt death threats and the affair takes its toll on band members' families. "
" [Natalie Maines] makes it clear in this astonishingly candid, intimate film that she doesn't think she has anything to apologize for. "
" A fascinating look at the intersection of commerce, celebrity, and controversy. "
" A superior rockumentary. "
" A thoughtful and enjoyable documentary from Barbara Kopple. "
" However you feel about the Dixie Chicks flap, you can enjoy the way Kopple and Peck capture candid moments. "
" In today's polarized America, you pick who you stand with, even in pop culture. Kopple's film makes that choice stark... "
" The Dixie Chicks certainly don't shut up, but they do sing in Shut Up & Sing; and while some may wish they'd done more of one or the other, there's no denying the power of this documentary. "
" The fact that you might emerge from the theater eager to give their albums a listen is a testament to how effective this lively and stirring movie about freedom of speech really is. "
" The filmmakers give us a good taste of what took the Chicks to such great heights "
" What emerges is an intimate and fascinating portrait of the three women who, instead of being 'divided and conquered,' stick together and build something new. "
" Whether you love or hate the outspoken Maines, you've got to give her this much: She's never boring. "
" These two movies - one about family and one about freedom - never quite dovetail. "
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