"Sutton pares down the...narrative information to the point of near self-parody [in] a film whose sense of place is tied to its inconsequence. Much of Memphis seems content to idle in the same vein as its protagonist; amiably sleepy as it is, the movie could stand to commit to any narrative direction that would place it outside the realm of cryptic inertia." - Vadim Rizov, AV Club
A stunning and frustrating film. Moody and slow, one is compelled to continue watching for the touch and feel of black Memphis. But you can call me old school if you want, and I appreciate a philosophical meditation as much as the next person, at some point a story has to have some kind of plot structure to keep it moving and the viewer in their seat.