Nashville (1975)

Released 30 years ago, when the nation was still reeling from the Vietnam War and Watergate, this prophetic all-American mosaic reveals our national obsession with entertainment and politics. A presidential election is underway, and… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 11, 1975
DVD Release Date: August 15, 2000
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Pauline Kael
New Yorker

The funniest epic vision of America ever to reach the screen.

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Andrew Sarris
Village Voice

I hate to go out on a limb after only one viewing, but Nashville strikes me as Altman's best film, and the most exciting dramatic musical since Blue Angel.

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media

Sharp '70s satire has nudity, cursing, mature themes.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

The funniest epic vision of America ever to reach the screen.

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Molly Haskell
Village Voice

I think that the power and the theme of the film lie in the fact that while some characters are more "major" than others, they are all subordinated to the music itself. It's like a river, running through the film, running through their life.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Some characters are odious while others are sympathetic, but every last one manages to provide contrast and depth to Altman's view of an America in which the boundaries between politics and entertainment are all but nonexistent.

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Arthur Knight
Hollywood Reporter

Certainly, for the American cinema, it is the most epochal event since Orson Welles' Citizen Kane.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

A rare and puzzling movie: beautiful and cruel, passionate but strangely shallow.

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] In 1975 Robert Altman painted filmic satire on a grand scale with "Nashville."

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Through music and a god-like point of view, Robert Altman offers us the intimacies of american society in all its wide, kaleidoscopic nature. it's as real… More
Graham Jones
A hilarious satire of country music, Altman's Nashville is one the best ensemble pieces ever created.
Dan Schultz
A clever, well-paced satire about country music and politics taking place on a weekend in Nashville, TN. Amidst the backdrop of an upcoming election, a country… More
Chris Weber
Okay so I just finished this a bit ago, and it hasn't all quite sunk in yet, so my review might not be the best. Perhaps I should let it sink in for a… More
William Dunmyer
Now I finally see why Robert Altman was so beloved. I never understood why he was spoken of as a genius. Now after finally seeing his 1975 near-masterpiece,… More
Stella Dallas
hilarious and heartbreaking and couldn't be closer to the bone. a masterpiece