Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (2006)

Between 1998 and 2002, it seemed the Dixie Chicks could do no wrong. Their first major-label album, Wide Open Spaces, was a smash hit, topping the country charts and eventually selling 12 million copies, while their subsequent albums Fly… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 20, 2007
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though ostensibly an intimate look at the Dixie Chicks after their 2003 anti-Bush remark, the film achieves broader relevance by exploring how media, politics, and celebrities intertwine.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

A fascinating look at the intersection of commerce, celebrity, and controversy.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The most inspiring element of the film is the genuine fortitude and loyalty that Maines and her bandmates Emily Robinson and Martie Maguire exhibit outwardly and to one another.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

In today's polarized America, you pick who you stand with, even in pop culture. Kopple's film makes that choice stark...

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The thrust of the movie lies in the trenchant mix of image-rebuilding strategies and genuine politicization the Chicks undergo

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Free speech and its ramifications are at the heart of "Shut Up & Sing," which recognizes that for the celebrity, engaging in a public exchange of ideas and opinions isn't always without its costs. The price can be dire.

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Edward Lawrenson
Time Out

A superior rockumentary.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The Dixie Chicks spoke their minds, and that's what America is all about. Shut up and deal with it.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The movie isn't quite the idolatrous you-go-girl portrait one might expect.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
As a music fan, I'm learning towards heavy metal music and rock. However this documentary on country all female band Dixie Chicks is a phenomenal film… More
Nate Zoebl
[center][img]http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/6784/prestige6so5.jpg[/img][/center] [font=Arial][color=darkred]Shut Up & Sing - With the clarity that a… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
This film is my first documentary film I've watched... And my feeling is how great this documentary was... Dixie Chicks to go from hero to zero only with a… More
John Ballantine
Wonderful documentary on the period of time when the Dixie Chicks were everyones' favourite band to bash. Everyone of course later apologized to them when… More
Red Lats
I had no idea how much of an effect Natalie's comments had on the band. Dixie Chicks are the only country and western band I will listen to.
William Goss
Since when did taste in music and politics need to be exclusive?