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The Wrecking Crew Reviews

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Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times
June 6, 2016
Putting a star rating on this kind of movie is a little pointless: If you grew up on fizzy baby-boom pop music, you're going to want to see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Joe Bendel
Epoch Times
May 24, 2016
Worth the wait, it delivers a lot of laughter and generous helpings of dearly licensed grooviness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Axmaker
February 15, 2016
... it's satisfying to learn the stories behind the songs that defined a decade and the musicians who never got their due credit for providing the soundtrack of a generation.
Sherilyn Connelly
SF Weekly
January 1, 2016
Danny Tedesco's joyous documentary The Wrecking Crew is a personal, heartfelt tribute to those unsung heroes.
Susan G. Cole
NOW Toronto
December 18, 2015
Did you love all those mid-60s American rock and roll bands? Turns out the Byrds, the Association, even the Beach Boys weren't playing their own instruments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Craig D. Lindsey
Nashville Scene
December 7, 2015
Patchy but endearing, The Wrecking Crew is both a sonorous scrapbook and a loquacious love letter.
Kam Williams
Baret News
November 28, 2015
Encyclopedic rocktrospective chronicling the contributions of a group of unheralded studio musicians who anonymously created the soundtrack of an entire generation.
| Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 8, 2015
This well-produced documentary rescues the talented but unsung group from obscurity, who were mostly known only to industry insiders.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
October 1, 2015
A fascinating story that deserves to be seen -- and most importantly, heard -- on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 16, 2015
There is a lot of great music in this film, and many bittersweet stories told by musicians who had a big part in recording that great music.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 26, 2015
The documentary makes fascinating connections between the fledgling high-showbiz days of rock 'n' roll and the rise of more versatile singer-songwriters in the 1970s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
June 25, 2015
The fact it's directed by the son of guitar ace Tommy Tedesco adds a defining sense of purpose, and a bit more heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
June 25, 2015
It's a fascinating insight into how a classic song is crafted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Barnes
June 25, 2015
Tedesco nails the point: that the beauty of pop music lies not with the prancing pop starlets, but in the hands of the average-looking, insanely talented artists behind the scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
June 25, 2015
An entertaining and compelling story about music's unsung heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 22, 2015
It all feels more like an ambitious home video than a 'proper' film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Macklin
June 15, 2015
The Wrecking Crew is kind of a home movie -- not cinematically accomplished -- but it is fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Eric Melin
June 12, 2015
From a narrative standpoint, "The Wrecking Crew" is scattered, which limits its appeal to pop music aficionados. As one of those people, I enjoyed the film despite its lack of forward movement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 8, 2015
... an enjoyable labor of love
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 1, 2015
This look into a largely unknown aspect of pop music is a treat as it celebrates the faceless musicians behind some of the biggest hits of an era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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