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63% The Maze Runner $32.5M
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88% The Drop $2.1M
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Make It Funky Reviews

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Scott Weinberg

The sort of documentary that informs and educates through sheer passion, excitement, and, yes, downright funkiness.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

November 13, 2005
Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
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The brilliant colors, the vibrant flavors and sultry, seductive rhythms of New Orleans music serve to remind us how unique, beautiful and valuable the city and its heritage are to all of us in this country.

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

October 28, 2005
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Lively tribute to New Orleans' musical traditions takes on an added poignancy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 10, 2005
David Cornelius

Watching it now, with the devastation behind us, is a bittersweet affair.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

September 20, 2005
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Michael Murphy's documentary about the musical traditions of New Orleans can serve as an apt, wrenching elegy for the city's unique contribution to American culture.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

September 9, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A suddenly vital biography, Make It Funky, pays apt homage to the unique gifts New Orleans has given its country over the last century. Watching it ought to inspire anyone to return the favor.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The musicians swear this is dance music, but the beats are far too ponderous to get a rise out of the hip-hop generation.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

September 9, 2005
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

It doesn't quite capture the essence of the city, a trick to which it desperately aspires throughout, but it comes close, shedding light on one of the few locales that can legitimately be called an American cultural touchstone.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

September 9, 2005
Eddie Cockrell
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A big, easy overview of New Orleans' rich musical heritage.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 9, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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There's not a second in this film that isn't a reminder that New Orleans in its architecture, cuisine and multicultural diversity as well as in its music is a unique and major American center of culture.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 8, 2005
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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Make It Funky! is in many respects a stock item, but what gives the film newfound ache is the copious amount of time it spends on the streets with ordinary citizens.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 8, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...a pretty good, aesthetically modest film [that has] suddenly become deeply affecting in ways its makers could never have predicted.

September 8, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Oh my, is the music sweet and hot and, yes, funky.

September 6, 2005
R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice
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A love letter to New Orleans, Make It Funky! reminds us of what has been lost in the flood, and of an artistic spirit that will never dissipate.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 6, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 24, 2005
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