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The Wrecking Crew Reviews

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March 10, 2015
Overall, the documentary comes off as a solipsistic, uncritical look at an incredible moment in the history of American music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 13, 2015
The Wrecking Crew resonates as a hastily assembled missed opportunity, an introduction of interesting, feature-worthy content that spends more than 90 minutes only journeying skin-deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 1, 2015
Not the same league as Muscle Shoals and 20 Feet from Stardom, but a valuable addition
March 13, 2015
Mostly, it's hagiography, with stars like Cher and Brian Wilson used as character witnesses to the players' greatness.
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
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
April 27, 2015
The Wrecking Crew isn't about something falling apart, but a specific moment in time: a time that, as a viewer, you keep wanting to revisit.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 7, 2015
Patchy but endearing, The Wrecking Crew is both a sonorous scrapbook and a loquacious love letter.
April 7, 2015
The movie really shines in interviews with the Crew themselves, taking on the feeling of an old reunion. These oldies are indeed golden.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2015
There's lots of interviews with cheerful musicians but not much focus or context. They're wonderful people, though, Kaye and Blaine and Campbell and Tommy Tedeso and Leon Russell and their friends.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
January 1, 2016
Danny Tedesco's joyous documentary The Wrecking Crew is a personal, heartfelt tribute to those unsung heroes.
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
March 10, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2015
With a son's love and duty, Tedesco ... breezily celebrates the team that laid down a thousand riffs back just before pop became too serious for anonymous craftsmanship.
March 10, 2015
A good "behind the music" genre documentary that took entirely too long to reach theaters and suffers by comparison with some of the films that it inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2015
... an enjoyable labor of love
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Top Critic
March 12, 2015
The studio musicians rarely got credit on or off the albums. In The Wrecking Crew, Denny Tedesco, whose father was a Wrecking Crew guitarist, rights that wrong.
April 28, 2015
This Memory Lane is lined with gold.
March 22, 2015
Pays fond tribute to the musicians who were behind so much of the rock 'n' roll soundtrack of boomers' lives [as] an insiders' memoir . . . in loose, not chronological edit.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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