STOP MAKING SENSE — PRESS/REVIEWS
|Blu-ray Discs' Colorful World
This disc is a feast for sore ears.
Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal, 05.14.10
The Talking Heads’ exuberance is infectious, but it wouldn’t count for much if they weren’t playing their instruments with such skill and intensity.
The A.V. Club, 12.08.09
|Stop Making Sense on Bluray
...I was simply overwhelmed and only my natural Catholic inhibitions kept me from dancing in the aisles.
Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post, 10.30.09
...The look of the piece is coffee table book elegance. Freeze any frame and you have an image worth framing.
Colin Covert, Star Tribune, 10.13.09
|How well does the concert film age?
...What struck me as even more impressive a quarter century later — on the 25th anniversary of the film’s 1984 theatrical release — is just how much the Talking Heads gave those of us in the audience to think about, see, hear and feel simultaneously.
Randy Lewis, The Los Angeles Times, 10.05.09
|Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense is a prime example of the best way to make a perfect concert movie. First, choose as a subject a band that is as attentive to visual matters as it is to its music — and preferably one that comes with sterling critical credentials as well.
All Movie Guide, 10.14.04
|Stop Making Sense
Jonathan Demme's Talking Heads concert film, "Stop Making Sense," is one of those miracle movies, a picture that seems to have come together by laws unto itself. It doesn't seem "made." It merely exists, like some inexplicable and wonderful quirk of nature: a redwood, a toad with fabulous markings or something that just mysteriously appeared on a lily pad one day.
Seeing the movie is like going to an austere orgy—which turns out to be just what you wanted. …[I]n its own terms, the movie is close to perfection.
Pauline Kael, The New Yorker, 11.26.84
Talking Heads in 'Stop Making Sense'
From the opening frames of Jonathan Demme's ''Stop Making Sense,'' which opens today at the 57th Street Playhouse, it's apparent that this is a rock concert film that looks and sounds like no other.
The New York Times, 10.19.84