By Will Hermes
Updated February 24, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Believer

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  • Movie
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Fronting the excellent alt-country outfit Old ’97s, Rhett Miller is a smart songsmith sweating out barroom fever. Solo, he’s a smart songsmith trying to escape the twang ghetto with sparkling pop-rock Americana á la the Jayhawks — whose Gary Louris contributes here, ditto pop polymath Jon Brion. Believer has gorgeous arrangements, melodies, turns of phrase, tailoring, and portraiture. But a few more quirks and blemishes might’ve made it more memorable.

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The Believer

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  • Movie
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mpaa
  • R
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  • 100 minutes
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