The Greatest Hits

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    Ty BurrWashington Post
    You know how a pop song from a moment in your past can bring that moment back to life in colors, smells, memories and emotions? “The Greatest Hits” takes that idea and literalizes it right into the ground.
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    Alissa WilkinsonNew York Times
    There’s an interesting film dancing around the edges of “The Greatest Hits,” but there’s both too much sentimentality and not enough thought, and that’s too bad.
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    Benjamin LeeGuardian
    It’s a film about the power that great music has in distracting us from the now that instead showcases the power that great films have in distracting us from the lesser ones they inspire.
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    Emily ZemlerObserver
    Neither a clever concept—shared songs become a way of going back in time—nor a winning performance from Lucy Boynton can save this sweet but unsatisfying romantic comedy.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The Greatest Hits takes a big pretty swing in the genre with a sentimental premise that might have you rolling your eyes — but only if you're a COLD-HEARTED CYNIC WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE IN LOVE. (Just kidding. As far as you know.)
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    Valerie ComplexDeadline Hollywood Daily
    Benson’s script, inspired by Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia, brings together themes of love, loss and the healing power of music, presenting a story that is both magically real and deeply human.
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    Andrew ParkerThe Gate
    he Greatest Hits is a high concept lark built from ill fitting pieces of other genre movies that came before it.
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    Anne BrodieWhat She Said
    A well-constructed study of grief that borders on the metaphysical, but missing one important ingredient - humour, which is often how we get by. Otherwise a thoughtful piece.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedFilm Festival Today
    But while the overall package has a nice, glossy veneer, the heart and soul of the center is too vague to resonate. The beats just aren’t nearly as great as advertised.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesPaul's Trip to the Movies
    The Greatest Hits is only 90 minutes, and worth a watch with its endearing performances and indie folk soundtrack. If you liked 500 Days of Summer, this should appeal to you as well.
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