Fearless Freaks
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Bradley Beesley's documentary The Fearless Freaks attempts to reveal some truths about the band The Flaming Lips. The Lips have built a loyal cult following, and the film -- compiled from footage taken over 15 years -- attempts to satisfy that cult, as well as interest those unfamiliar with the band, by including a combination of performance footage and candid moments. The director was allowed full access to Wayne Coyne and the other members of the band. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Will please devotees without attracting many, if any, new converts."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Bradley Beesley's intimate documentary traces the two-decade career of the Flaming Lips, a seminal art-rock band from Oklahoma City."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"Having been involved in helping the band craft its decidedly bizarre visual imagery for so much of its history, Beesley's film is perfectly in sync with the Lips' unique vision."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Ripe with offbeat Americana, Beesley's rockumentary is also a portrait of growing up in a white-trash Okie ghetto."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Wildly entertaining."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"As artfully scrappy and likably wide-eyed as its subjects."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"What really fuels the movie, however -- aside from the constant, buoyant presence of the band's leader, Wayne Coyne -- is its warts-and-all approach."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"So darn watchable that it could turn someone who never heard of the Flaming Lips into a devoted fan."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Cobbles together an appropriately whacked-out portrait of the band's surreal and haphazard career trajectory."
‑ Joan Anderman, Boston Globe
"Beesley could have made just a fan movie... but here we get much more."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
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