This documentary portrays the intense collaborative efforts that went into the recording of Herbie Hancocks latest album, Possibilities.
| Original Score: 3/5
With elder-statesman words of wisdom from the man himself, Possibilities celebrates an impulse that's too rare in modern music: the love behind the labor of creation.
What we have here is a solid documentary covering one of the icons of modern music.
A cynic might regard Herbie Hancock: Possibilities as a glorified 'making of' video, fleshed out with some archival footage and clips from recent concerts.
[Possibilities] feels more like a behind-the-scenes CD promo than a fully realized film.
| Original Score: 2/5
[The archival clips] are more interesting than the present-day material, which has the bland smoothness of a promotional press kit.
| Original Score: 2/4
As directed by Doug Biro and Jon Fine, the film plays like one long commercial.
| Original Score: 1/4
Possibilities will likely draw in only the most hardcore of Hancock's fans.
With its straightforward track-by-track recording-session clips, it feels like something you'd find on the bonus disc of a deluxe package.
Hancock's political musings seem mostly out of place in a film that, in essence, is little more than a glorified EPK.