Derailroaded (2005)

Larry "Wild Man" Fischer was a wildly eccentric singer who in 1968 was discovered on the streets of Hollywood by Frank Zappa, who was intrigued by Fischer's offer to write and perform original songs for passers-by for a mere… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steven Mikulan
L.A. Weekly

In spite of its sympathy, Derailroaded veers into reality-TV voyeurism.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

You don't have to be a fan of Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer's batty songs to appreciate Josh Rubin's compassionate portrait.

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Eric Campos
Film Threat

This in-depth documentary is a loving tribute, an entertaining yet tragic tale, of a true singer-songwriter.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You don't have to be crazy to sing like Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer -- subject of Josh Rubin's reverential documentary Derailroaded -- but it helps.

KJ Doughton
Film Threat

As with all great documentaries, Derailroaded challenges its audience to do some heavy soul-searching.

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Drew Tillman
Village Voice

Mistakes exploitation for empathy.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Best for fans of outsider music.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Ed Fucking Harris
I went into this film knowing absolutely nothing of the man known as Larry 'Wild Man' Fischer. By the time of the end credits I was definently a… More