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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A must see for Fishbone fans.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

March 9, 2012
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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It's a hearty, thoughtful, smartly assembled, vaguely complete documentary about a rock band that, even by the standards of out-there musical acts, seemed out there both in the mid-1980s and even now.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

January 10, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a movie about what it's like to almost make it in the music business, but not really, not quite. It's about coming close and watching it slip away.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 5, 2012
Robert Horton

To hear the soaring craziness of Fishbone's "Sunless Saturday" is to wonder how such musical inspiration could possibly miss.

Full Review Source: HeraldNet

December 16, 2011
Luke Y. Thompson

It's a much more interesting story than your usual Behind the Music arc.

Full Review Source: Geekweek

December 16, 2011
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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What makes this better than the usual Behind the Music-style doc is the frankness of its subjects and the fun way the filmmakers intersperse Fat Albert-style animation to tell their story.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

December 16, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Even as a hagiography, though, it's pretty interesting.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 16, 2011
Dan Lybarger
KC Active

Anderson and Metzler collect dozens of great bits of rehearsal and performance footage as well as intimate footage between Moore and his family.

Full Review Source: KC Active | Original Score: 4/5

December 2, 2011
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star

"Everyday Sunshine" presents a raw lesson in how artistry and success often make incompatible partners.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 1, 2011
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

Everyday Sunshine is an uplifting entry that rises to its task rather than letting the music do all the talking.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

November 22, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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[It] isn't the happiest movie about a band you'll ever see, but it is one of the more entertaining, and thanks to directors Lev Anderson and Christ Metzler, one of the most original.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

November 17, 2011
Scott Fayner
Boston Phoenix

The pinnacle comes when Kendall rejoins them for an impromptu gig, stirring hope for a return to glory.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

November 15, 2011
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Hold on to your hats for a heartwarming look into the private lives and public outrage of Fishbone, the critical mass that refuses to melt down.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 8/10

October 31, 2011
Mike Scott

Gets the job done, and admirably, blending interviews, testimonials, concert footage and, interestingly, animation to build a full and engaging portrait of Fishbone.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 3/3

October 28, 2011
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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It seems telling just how many other musicians were willing to participate in the documentary to attest to the outfit's influence.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 21, 2011
Chris Barsanti

Everyday Sunshine doesn't do the band the disservice of falling at their feet in worship, like too many recent films about legendary musicians

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 20, 2011
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The fun and energy of those performances show the promise that was lost - and the pleasure that's still in the music.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

Terrific, deeply affecting rock documentary that captures the unlikely assemblage of a bunch of L.A. black guys playing the kind of music no one had ever really heard before.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 10, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It all comes together for a rollicking chronicle of verve and nerve.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

October 7, 2011
Brian Orndorf

Seizes that tumultuous spirit, that sheer history of Fishbone, rolling it into a tremendous, informative documentary that avoids tracking footprints, instead exposing the raw nerve sensitivity within this legendary band.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B+

October 7, 2011
Mark R. Leeper
February 22, 2012
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