20 Feet From Stardom Reviews

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December 31, 2013
It's that versatility that defines these singers, the ability to make following seem as important as leading.
December 31, 2013
The documentary tells similarly poignant stories in a fast-paced 91 minutes through interviews, contemporary concert footage and great archival stuff.
October 4, 2013
As long as you're hearing the singing and stories of Lisa Fischer, Merry Clayton, and the great Darlene Love, you can bliss out on their passion.
July 11, 2013
The movie takes its cues from Standing in the Shadows of Motown, another act of pop-culture revisionism that tried to give musical credit where it was due.
July 11, 2013
Just about everything in this movie is right. And anybody who gives a rip about unsung heroines of popular music and giving credit when credit's overdue had better come up with a good excuse not to see it.
July 5, 2013
You may never hear the Rolling Stones's Gimme Shelter the same way again after hearing Jagger's and Clayton's separate accounts of the recording of the song.
July 3, 2019
Both a sight for sore eyes, and a clearing of blocked ears.
June 17, 2019
No murders or revolutions necessary in this well-constructed and moving exploration of great talents who deserve their dues.
March 14, 2019
The Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Feet From Stardom attempts to right this injustice by focusing on [Merry] Clayton and a number of other backup singers whose voices we know, but whose names we often do not.
March 8, 2019
The parade of incredible women, the stream of songs you won't believe they sang on, and those irresistible voices belting out keep the rhythm going through the schmaltz, even if the conductor seems to have dropped his hymn book.
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