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Metascore

Based on 9 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
89
Provides that rarest of documentary accomplishments: a glimpse into the artists' sunny, dark hearts.
88
An uncommonly intimate portrait, in large part because the filmmaker, Bradley Beesley, is a longtime neighbor, friend, and collaborator.
88
New York Post
It could turn someone who never heard of the Flaming Lips into a devoted fan.
80
The New York Times
Mr. Beesley, an Oklahoma City native who has been following and filming the Flaming Lips for 15 years, is far too close to his subject to offer a critical perspective, but he achieves a level of intimacy with the band members that most rock documentary directors can only dream of.
80
An all-access fan's valentine as artfully scrappy and likably wide-eyed as its subjects.
80
The A.V. Club
In the wonderful new rockumentary The Fearless Freaks, Flaming Lips fans describe the band's live performances in almost spiritual terms, and for once, their fervor seems wholly justified.
67
Ripe with offbeat Americana, Beesley's rockumentary is also a portrait of growing up in a white-trash Okie ghetto.
60
Variety
Will please devotees without attracting many, if any, new converts.
60
Beesley's film is perfectly in sync with the Lips' unique vision.

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