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Jim Farber's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Daily News

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 87%

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

""Straight Outta Compton" goes right to the heart of what made N.W.A. one of the most defiant groups of all time." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Aug 12, 2015
4/5 95%

Amy (2015)

"The result may be depressing, but the performance footage balances it with rousing evidence of Winehouse's eternal talent." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jun 30, 2015
4/5 98%

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (2015)

"At an exhaustive 2 hours and 12 minutes, the movie creates a portrait of Cobain that's more intimate, and more disturbing, than any that fans have witnessed before." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Apr 22, 2015
4/5 87%

Lambert & Stamp (2015)

"Many great docs have been made about The Who (including the ecstatic "The Kids Are All Right"), but "Lambert & Stamp" gets closest to the band's fragility and unlikely story." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Apr 1, 2015
2.5/4 92%

Hype! (1996)

"The film makers themselves don't seem to understand the deep cultural resonances created by this hype. Worse, they endorse the selfishness of the Seattle-ites who, apparently, want all this good stuff for themselves." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Mar 18, 2015
4/5 94%

The Wrecking Crew (2015)

"These unsung heroes are the subject of an illuminating, witty and comprehensive documentary by Denny Tedesco, son of the Crew's inventive guitarist, the late Tommy Tedesco." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Mar 10, 2015
3/5 100%

Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014)

"The album lives as a touchstone, and a turning point, in New York hip hop. The film may be far less significant, but it does bear witness to the music's greatness." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Oct 2, 2014
3/5 58%

Finding Fela! (2014)

"There's nothing like seeing Fela himself - blowing his sax, expressing his unbridled sexuality and living a life like no other." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jul 31, 2014
3/5 91%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"In the end, the film offers a portrait of fraternal commitment that's both strange and sweet." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Mar 27, 2014
4/5 99%

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

"It's that versatility that defines these singers, the ability to make following seem as important as leading." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Dec 31, 2013
4/5 79%

Metallica Through the Never (2013)

"Lets viewers feel like they're sliding up and down the fretboard of Kirk Hammett's guitar, volleying between the cymbals of Lars Ulrich and swallowing spit spewed by singer James Hetfield." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Sep 26, 2013
3/5 63%

One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

"The stage footage, from Madison Square Garden to Mexico City's stadium, has some snazzy allure. The 3-D effects make fans feel like they could reach out and squeeze them." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Aug 28, 2013
1/5 71%

Greetings From Tim Buckley (2013)

"For all [Badgley's] efforts, the movie itself ends up little more than an exploitation item, a sad place-holder until the real thing comes along." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Apr 29, 2013
4/5 93%

Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2013)

"Director Jacob Hatley clearly earned the complete trust of Helm's inner circle, enough to capture the icon's crusty humor, singular talent and significant bravery in the face of his fate." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Apr 18, 2013
4/5 88%

Neil Young Journeys (2012)

"Of course, the music is the thing and the sounds here earn Demme's reverence." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jun 28, 2012
3/5 62%

Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2013)

"It's nice to watch the members marvel unendingly over their new find, while Pineda himself presents an ideal image of gratitude and hard work." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Apr 26, 2012
4/5 95%

Marley (2012)

"The narrative does a solid job of explaining key elements of Marley's keen sensibility, including his deep identification with outsiders and his encompassing world view." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Apr 19, 2012
2/5 86%

Chemical Brothers: Don't Think (2012)

"The visuals never achieve the immersion they're after. In fact, the screen frame winds up circumscribing the experience, rendering the audience voyeurs." ‐New York Daily News
Posted Jan 31, 2012
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