A.K.A. Doc Pomus Reviews

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Jamie S. Rich
December 23, 2013
"A.K.A. Doc Pomus" gathers friends, collaborators, and, of course, the music to show just how big the talent and how much bigger the heart of an incredible artist.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 5, 2013
The film leaves us with tons of great music and the lingering impression that Felder, aka Pomus, would have been a terrific person to hang out with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Paul de Barros
Seattle Times
October 31, 2013
A touching, delightful and exceptionally well-crafted new documentary, "AKA Doc Pomus" follows the life and career of Pomus, who wrote "Save the Last Dance for Me," "A Teenager in Love," "Viva Las Vegas" and scores of other hits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
October 10, 2013
Expertly put together by editor Amy Linton, "AKA Doc Pomus" uses its wealth of material to create the sense of a man with a genius for putting undistilled emotion into his songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leonard Maltin
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October 4, 2013
A thoughtful, intimate documentary about a blues shouter, in the tradition of the great Joe Turner...
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
October 3, 2013
This static documentary portrait relies on the usual panning over photos and tag-team interviews, but the format, like the radio length of a song, doesn't get in the way of its subject's heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sophie Harris
Time Out
October 1, 2013
A moving, un-mawkish portrait of a songwriting icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
October 1, 2013
Even if you know this history already, A.K.A. Doc Pomus is vital and endearing, a celebration of a great artist, a great character, and the universality of great pop.
Kurt Loder
Reason Online
September 13, 2013
Fascinating documentary about one of the greatest songwriters of the R&B and Brill Building eras of the 1950s and '60s.
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Ronnie Scheib
February 1, 2013
Thrusts a forgotten pioneer back into the limelight while illuminating a part of rock history.
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