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      Kurt & Courtney

      R 1998 1h 40m Documentary Crime Drama Music List
      62% Tomatometer 55 Reviews 44% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Filmmaker Nick Broomfield gives an account of the tumultuous life shared by musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Read More Read Less
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      Even if its desultory drift keeps it from reaching nirvana, Kurt & Courtney is an entertaining attempt to chronicle the life and death of a troubled genius.

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      Paul Tatara CNN.com Turns out that the whole movie is wobbly, a slapdash, unsure concoction of hearsay and decrepitness that does for the documentary format what shows like Hard Copy do for TV journalism. "Sleazy" isn't the word for it. Feb 9, 2018 Full Review Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post Our culture has notoriously short attention spans and memories, but Kurt and Courtney goes a long way toward undoing the meticulous public relations campaign that Love has orchestrated in an effort to whitewash her tarnished image. Apr 11, 2014 Full Review Daphne Merkin New Yorker The true circumstances of Cobain's death remain cloudy, but one comes away from the film unnerved by the distance travelled. Apr 11, 2014 Full Review Carey-Ann Pawsey Orca Sound Does not seem very unbiased. You are left to draw your own conclusions. But it certainly is an interesting 94 minute watch. Rated: 3/5 May 15, 2020 Full Review Benjamin H. Smith Decider Kurt & Courtney wasn't well received upon its release and 20 years later it fares no better. Mar 18, 2019 Full Review PJ Nabarro Patrick Nabarro The sheer eccentricity, deprivation and unreliability of the players Broomfield visits imprints that a violent end was an almost inevitable outcome to the Kurt & Courtney tale Rated: 3/5 Jan 27, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Iam U A good movie that goes off the rails toward the end apparently afraid of drawing the obvious conclusion that Kurt was murdered - but it provides enough evidence to call for a fresh new investigation, by the Feds (not the local authorities, who've covered Kurt's murder up with a false and rush-to-judgment suicide claim). A chilling account that screams for justice to be done, for once and for all. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Best Kurt Cobain documentary ever. Much better than Montage of Heck. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Great documentary with a lot of evidence framing Love for the death of Cobain in exchange for a lucrative record deal and kurt cobain's fortunes from nirvana, Broomfield can't openly pin Courtney as the main suspect because throughout the film she is clearly making calls to his producers and financers threatening them with legal recourse. So he implies it as much as possible without agreeing to the obvious fact that she hired a killer to off Kurt and make it look like a suicide , El duche was killed right after he gave an interview for this movie stating that he was approached by courtney love to make a hit on kurt cobain. I also suggest watching Biggie and Tupac alongside this damning account of what truly occured to Nirvana's lead singer. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member I had to stop watching after being subjected to the promo tape by El Duce. "Ok, i'll talk to you on the condition you show my promo tape". same with the guy with the red painted nails Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Since I've been in a recent spate of documentaries and music related films, I finally gave this one a spin. Mostly it's a failed experiment, in that the director constantly interjects with what he'd envisioned doing with the music that Courtney Love naturally denied any chance of him using, so you get a lot of missed opportunities. Ultimately, it feels as if the director wasn't sure what take he wanted to put forward then meanders around looking for a voice for the film instead. Rental, at best? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Weird Shit.. "..now think about that " Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Filmmaker Nick Broomfield gives an account of the tumultuous life shared by musicians Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love.
      Director
      Nick Broomfield
      Producer
      Nick Broomfield, Ben Silverman
      Production Co
      Strength Ltd.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Documentary, Crime, Drama, Music
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 18, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $678.8K
      Runtime
      1h 40m