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Muscle Shoals Reviews

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Chris Michael

A stubborn charmer whose life was a magnet for tragedy, Hall is the emotional centre not only of the Muscle Shoals sound but of this film.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

October 24, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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The movie is more a collection of cool people telling great stories than it is a structured documentary (despite Camalier's attempts in that direction). But in this case, that's enough.

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

October 24, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Director Greg "Freddy" Camalier augments the talking heads with unusually evocative vistas ...

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

October 24, 2013
Matthew Turner

A well made, endlessly fascinating and impeccably researched documentary that tells a riveting story and is packed with great characters, terrific anecdotes and fabulous music.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 5/5

October 24, 2013
Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies

Exceptional music, unexceptional documentary on the swampy sounds of the famous Tennessee backing band.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

October 24, 2013
Sarah Boslaugh

...well worth seeing for it's well-chosen mix of present-day interviews and archival footage, enlivened by many musical selections.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 7/10

October 24, 2013
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

The lightning rod figure here is Rick Hall, "the founder of the music business in Muscle Shoals"...At 80, Hall remains sharply opinionated, and his extensive recollections give Muscle Shoals its spine.

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2013
James Mottram
The List

As personal as the film gets, it never becomes overly sentimental or nostalgic; rather, it's a celebratory work alive with simple pleasures.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2013
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Occasionally baggy, always sincere, this is an essential document of a defining era when 'soul' really meant something.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

October 22, 2013
Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine

A stomping good doc.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

October 21, 2013
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Two new docs on American culture merit attention

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

October 20, 2013
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Even if the Muscle Shoals sound isn't on your iPod, you'll like seeing where it came from

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3/4

October 20, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Even casual music fans will enjoy behind-the-hits doc.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

October 18, 2013
Dennis Harvey
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Greg Camalier's debut feature offers a worthy if sometimes ponderous take on a significant slice of U.S. popular music history.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2013
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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What makes the documentary Muscle Shoals so fine besides a kicking soundtrack? Well first, there's its deep sense of place.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

October 18, 2013
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

Muscle Shoals may not appeal to every generation's musical tastes, but for those of you who love that sweet soul music and crave that ol' time rock & roll, believe me: It's just the ticket.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2013
Paul de Barros
Seattle Times
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It is hands down one of the best music documentaries ever made.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 17, 2013
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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A mesmerizing documentary ...

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 17, 2013
Marsha McCreadie
Film Journal International

In the debut documentary of Greg "Freddy" Camalier, it's a toss-up as to which is more magical -- the physical place of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, or the music it produced.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 14, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Amiably hodgepodge doc.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

October 11, 2013
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