Shut Up and Play the Hits
Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012)

On April 2nd, 2011, LCD Soundsystem played its final show at Madison Square Garden. LCD frontman James Murphy had made the conscious decision to disband one of the most celebrated and influential bands of its generation at the peak of its… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 18, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's sometimes touching, sometimes really loud, and often both.

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Steven Hyden
AV Club

Murphy is one hell of a frontman, and LCD Soundsystem is a deliriously exciting concert act.

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Catherine Bray

A must for fans of LCD Soundsystem and about fifteen minutes too long for anyone else, this is an entertaining enough exploration of walking away from success and fear of failure.

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Danielle Goldstein
Time Out

Overall the film falls flat.

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Ian Buckwalter

Shut Up and Play the Hits manages to effectively display the power of that final concert while putting the band's leader into thoughtful cultural perspective.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

a penetrating and moving documentary that captures what was weird and special about Murphy and his band, and was extra weird and special about his decision to kill the band.

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Jon Caramanica
New York Times

"Shut Up" is graceful in its depiction of the performance, neither uncomfortably intimate nor shy.

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Eric Kohn

If you've never heard of LCD Soundsystem or cared much for the group's work, "Shut Up and Play the Hits" still manages to explore the prospects of fame and contemporary rock music's lasting relevance.

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Rich Cline

Will have a much stronger resonance for fans than for those unfamiliar with the band's music. But even newcomers will find the exploration of fame and artistry unusually personal

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin Cookman
happiest, most beautiful, best documentary of 2012
John Ballantine
I was always kind of vaguely aware of LCD. I think this is actually one of the best concert videos that I have seen. The sound quality is unbelievable and it… More