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Made in America (2014)




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A celebration of both the unifying power of music and pursuit of the American dream, Made in America is an all-access backstage pass to the one-of-a-kind festival created by rap superstar Jay Z, and directed by Academy Award (R) winner Ron Howard. Featuring remarkable performances and fascinating backstage interviews with many of today's biggest music stars, Made in America shows how one giant celebration of music can change people's lives.(C) Phase 4more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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On DVD: Jul 22, 2014
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Critic Reviews for Made in America

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Bombastic and pedestrian at the same time.

Full Review… | July 10, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

A feature-length commercial for the Jay-Z brand.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

Less music-stuffed but more conceptually ambitious than the average music doc.

Full Review… | July 7, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Less than fully satisfying as a conventional performance cavalcade, but sustains considerable interest as a behind-the-scenes overview of a musically and culturally diverse event.

Full Review… | October 7, 2013
Top Critic

The tone is too reverential, yet it keeps a pleasant rhythm.

Full Review… | July 25, 2014

It's kind of interesting to watch Opie hang with Jay-Z and Eddie Vedder, but it doesn't really add value to anyone's image. It just feels like we've been given backstage access to a big show and we're being chaperoned every second.

Full Review… | July 18, 2014

Audience Reviews for Made in America


A fun music documentary that tries to bring some social commentary in the mix, but is not totally successful. If only Howard had spent more time with the everyday people who are taking advantage of the opportunity of the festival. You could have still mixed in interviews with the artists, but it would have been a much better documentary if you showed how being Made in America was really possible. But the music is fun, and the performances are pretty great. If you're a fan of these artists, you'll probably find enough to enjoy here.

If you're in to urban music, you'll really enjoy "Made In America." Features some of today's most popular rappers, this is like an all-access backstage pass. You won't believe that directing this movie is one of Hollywood's whitest faces, Opie himself, Ron Howard. I tryed with this one, but I'm not going to lie. I'm just not in to rap. You notice, I didn't say music...sorry but as a child of Motown, I simply can't.

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