The Story of Lovers Rock Reviews

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Top Critic
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
November 29, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
November 28, 2011
The Story of Lovers Rock, an unapologetically single-minded appeal for the legacy of this music, is amateurish but appealingly shaggy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kam Williams
AALBC.com
November 18, 2011
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 | Original Score: 4/4
Derek Malcolm
This is London
September 30, 2011
It's the music that matters, and that is put on the screen with real skill and affection.
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
September 29, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 16, 2012
Long on people speaking and comedic reminiscence, 'The Story of Lover's Rock' is short on sustained complete performance-examples.
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