Make It Funky Reviews


St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 24, 2005

Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
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October 28, 2005

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 | Original Score: 3/4
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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September 9, 2005

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 | Original Score: 4.5/5
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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September 9, 2005

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 | Original Score: 3/4
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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September 9, 2005

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
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
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September 9, 2005

A big, easy overview of New Orleans' rich musical heritage.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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September 8, 2005

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 | Original Score: 4/5
Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
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September 8, 2005

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.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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September 6, 2005

Oh my, is the music sweet and hot and, yes, funky.

R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice
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September 6, 2005

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.