Intriguing docu about missing musician; some language, pot.
| Original Score: 4/5
As a documentary, "Searching for Sugar Man" falls short, but as an enormously satisfying feel-good story it hits the mark.
| Original Score: 7/10
You can still enjoy the film. I did, but it's nothing more than a fairy tale.
[Rodriguez] is a highly unusual and fascinating human being, and Searching for Sugar Man is a very interesting look at his life, his music, and the strange, fickle nature of fame.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
There's no arguing this is a remarkable story, and director Malik Bendjelloul tells it beautifully, creating a powerful sense of mystery and discovery even when we're tipped off to how the story ends.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
At 85 minutes, it's a tight, sharp achievement, yet one of the things I love about it is simple: It moves to a relaxed rhythm, in sync with its slightly otherworldly subject.
| Original Score: 3/4
A nimble and engaging documentary, less about a man than about a myth -- and about the experience of loving an under-loved artist.
'Searching For Sugar Man' simply shouts out for celebration!
| Original Score: 4.5/5
"Searching for Sugar Man" is a valentine to every artist who feels like he toils away in obscurity, unsure of or unaware of the impact he might make on the world.
This story has an uplifting arc that suggests this isn't the last we'll hear of this forgotten hero of pop.
Fortunately filmmaker Bendjelloul decided that Rodriguez's story needed to be told - one of the most fascinating biographies ever put on film.
| Original Score: A-
Part music documentary, part mystery, all inspirational homage to unrecognized genius everywhere.
| Original Score: 5/5
For the most part an endearing documentary about mystery Bob Dylan-like singer Sixto Rodriguez.
| Original Score: B
An amazing story. If music is the glue of the world then Rodriguez is the super glue.
Does a nice job of presenting the mystery and history of Rodriguez... but seems incomplete, and biased in favor of its predetermined narrative.
Rodriguez, once he emerges from the mists, appears to be a sweet, decent - and remarkably intact - soul. One wonders if he had achieved his rock 'n' roll dreams, would his daughters have turned out so well?
| Original Score: 87/100
There's a fascinating story in the rise and fall of singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez, "the Latin Bob Dylan," and it's too bad that the documentary "Searching for Sugar Man" doesn't tell enough of it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A soulful, lip-tremblingly joyous movie that's one of the more affecting experiences I've had in a cinema this year.
Engrossing even when it's a little unfocused.
| Original Score: 3/5
One of the most bizarre pop music documentaries ever...a singularly fascinating true-life tale that many of its participants still find difficult to believe.