The Story of Lovers Rock (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Story of Lovers Rock (2011)




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Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for The Story of Lovers Rock

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Not all the interviewees are equally interesting, and an audience unfamiliar with the hits and stars may get antsy during some of the reminiscing. But Mr. Shabazz conveys a love of the music and its culture.

Full Review… | November 29, 2011
New York Times
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Long on people speaking and comedic reminiscence, 'The Story of Lover's Rock' is short on sustained complete performance-examples.

Full Review… | March 16, 2012
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The Story of Lovers Rock, an unapologetically single-minded appeal for the legacy of this music, is amateurish but appealingly shaggy.

Full Review… | November 28, 2011
Slant Magazine

You can add The Story of Lovers Rock to the short list of must-see, politically-tinged documentaries which shed light on the cultural roots of a lesser-known musical genre, ala Calypso Dreams and Buena Vista Social Club.

Full Review… | November 18, 2011

It's the music that matters, and that is put on the screen with real skill and affection.

Full Review… | September 30, 2011
This is London

There's a lot of misty-eyed nostalgia in this tribute to the forgotten 70s subgenre of 'lover's rock', but sadly not much archive footage.

Full Review… | September 29, 2011

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