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

In 2003, Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines told a London concert audience that they were "ashamed the President of the United States was from Texas." This fascinating documentary examines how the trio handled the resulting… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 10, 2006
DVD 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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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

There is ample material to pick from, but it is often the quieter, more befuddled moments, when all the band's bluster tapers off, and the women just look confused and scared, that the truth of the film emerges.

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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...

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A thoughtful and enjoyable documentary from Barbara Kopple.

Fernando F. Croce

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

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Edward Lawrenson
Time Out

A superior rockumentary.

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Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle

[Natalie Maines] makes it clear in this astonishingly candid, intimate film that she doesn't think she has anything to apologize for.

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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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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?