SXSW 2008 may be three weeks behind us, but the trade reviews are still flowing in. Perhaps not shockingly, the big raves this week come for SXSW double-winner, They Killed Sister Dorothy, which earned high praise from both Variety (which says it “impresses and enthralls”) and The Hollywood Reporter (which describes it as “riveting stuff, painting a vivid picture”).
Meanwhile, Joe Leydon at Variety describes Bulletproof Salesman as: “Incisive, sharply observed and scrupulously nonjudgmental.” Over at The Hollywood Reporter, John DeFore details Forgetting Sarah Marshall as: “another comedy that works better than its template promises and should perform well”. Following up on the comedy theme at SXSW, Leydon at Variety declares that Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay is: “one of the ballsiest comedies to come out of Hollywood in a long time. No kidding.” And, when it comes to Lou Reed’s Berlin, DeFore at The Hollywood Reporter says simply that the concert film “is satisfying for devoted fans and might even win a convert or two.” On these various links you’ll find plenty more reviews filed from SXSW 2008.