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Reviews: Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: Il film di Malik Bendjelloul è molto più di un ritratto d’artista, è la storia di un uomo semplice, costretto dalla vita ad abbandonare i propri sogni ed a rendere muta la propria voce, ma capace di insegnare ai figli che attraverso la verità e la bellezza dell’arte si possono abbattere le barriere culturali, economiche e sociali.
  • Alan Bacchus @ Daily Film Dose
  • Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: Searching for Sugar Man is an interesting and inspiring documentary worthy of the widespread acclaim and Oscar nomination it has received.
  • Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Un excepcional documental que nos recuerda que todavía hay en el mundo historias maravillosas por contar
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Well, director Malik Bendjelloul’s title is a bit misleading, but he knew a great story when he heard one.
  • Rich Cline @ Shadows on the Wall
    • Excerpt: Bendjelloul assembles this without overstating the issues or sentimentalising the emotion. Even so, the stirs our righteous rage and makes our hearts leap
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: A rousing and all-encompassing look at a man who becomes even more of a mystery after we’ve gotten to know him.
  • Kimberly Gadette @ doddle
    • Excerpt: A fascinating look at a “lost” musician from the late ’60s as well as a meditation on the confluence of fame, art and riches.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: I can’t remember the last time a film rocked my world and blew my mind like this extraordinary documentary does.
  • Piers Marchant @ Sweet Smell of Success
    • Excerpt: Solving a rock ‘n’ roll mystery decades in the making.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: I defy anyone to watch this movie and not walk away inspired.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: There are certain trajectories that we expect rock ‘n’ roll stories to take. The documentary Searching for Sugar Man offers us a different narrative entirely: of the never-was who became the biggest name in music to a certain group of people without ever knowing it.
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Searching for Sugar Man is one of the best documentaries of 2012, in a year that hasn’t yielded too many of them.
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: Spoiler alert: “Searching for Sugar Man” is an inspiring and entertaining documentary.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
  • [New – 11/21/13] | George Zervopoulos @ www.moviesltd.gr [Greek]
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 10:59 am

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