Opening

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31% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

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—— Innocence Sep 05
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—— The Identical Sep 05
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91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
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Sample This Reviews

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Christopher Schobert
The Playlist

...it is hard to walk away too disappointed when the stories are this fascinating-and when the music is this triumphant.

Full Review Source: The Playlist | Original Score: B

October 11, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Not nearly as moving, crowd-pleasing or powerful as Searching for Sugar Man or Standing in the Shadows of Motown, but it's nonetheless an insightful, slick and engaging music doc for fans of hip-hop.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.5/10

September 15, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The film is nearly as fun as the song.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

September 13, 2013
Odie Henderson
RogerEbert.com

For a documentary filled with such joyous, danceable beats, there's still a note of sadness playing through Sample This.

Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 13, 2013
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This improbably fascinating documentary will be manna from heaven to pop culture devotees.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 13, 2013
Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
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The movie provides a vivid sense of the period, as well as an intriguing backstage look at the making of improbable pop classics.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

September 12, 2013
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
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With their love of their craft and their respect for other talents, these bighearted musicians make for a warmly gratifying film to watch.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 12, 2013
Mike McGranaghan
Film Racket

While a 90-minute movie about a song might seem ripe for thinness, Sample This is never dull. Tightly paced and packed with unbelievable twists and turns, it's a truly fun experience.

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 12, 2013
David Noh
Film Journal International

We've all danced at some time another to the rhythmic "Apache," even if we didn't know it, and this highly enjoyable doc reveals the incredibly colorful and variegated tale behind it.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 12, 2013
Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
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Sample This contains a wealth of revelations about music and musicians with which most people are intimately familiar yet know little about.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

September 12, 2013
Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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It's amazing how the inquisitive eye can find one intriguing cultural thread, tug on it and then unravel a fascinating forgotten history.

Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com | Original Score: 4/5

September 12, 2013
Jen Chaney
The Dissolve

As an enjoyable documentary about the history behind a surprising game-changer of a song, this film works well. But it misses the opportunity to take its material to the next level and say something bigger.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3/5

September 12, 2013
Chris Packham
Village Voice
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The music is incredible, and through interviews with Rosey Grier, Afrika Bambaataa, Questlove, and a squadron of old-school studio musicians, director Dan Forrer unearths some of the hidden history of American pop.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 10, 2013
Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times
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The film offers disappointingly little insight into the music itself.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 12, 2013
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