Louder Than a Bomb

(2010)

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Review: Louder Than a Bomb

What our critics thought of Louder Than a Bomb

Christy Lemire
Their stories are moving, but ultimately the poetry makes it really hard to watch.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
It’s about community and the way these groups of people come together.

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Louder Than a Bomb
Poetry slams began in Chicago in 1984 and have become an international phenomenon without most people probably having heard of them. They're poetry readings as a spectator sport. Individuals and teams are scored by judges on the Olympic 10-point scale, but while Olympic diving judges claim to be looking at specific elements in a dive, slam judges are responding to emotion, charisma and--well, poetry. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 02/02/2011