Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
October 7, 2011
Sharp, insightful look at the ups and downs of one of L.A.'s most influential alternative bands.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
October 6, 2011
The group's influence - attested to by members of No Doubt, the Peppers and Jane's Addiction, among many others - is indisputable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
October 6, 2011
Directors Chris Metzler and Lev Anderson seem to have considered several different approaches for their film and settled on all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Phil Hall
Film Threat
October 6, 2011
A truly wonderful experience.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 5, 2011
Anderson and Metzler have assembled a formidable lineup of highly articulate talking heads to make the case for Fishbone's significance.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Stan Hall
Oregonian
October 5, 2011
Filled with personal vignettes and famous-people testimonials, the film has a few too many narrative digressions, but it's a moving portrait of all-too-human personalities and the dogged optimism that keeps them going.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Andrew Barker
Variety
October 5, 2011
Effortlessly entertaining.
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
October 5, 2011
Its vibrant, unusual form is a function of its multiple approaches. While it includes interviews, family photos, and footage of the band's electrifying performances, it also features animated sequences and competing accounts of particular events.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 5, 2011
Persistence for Fishbone hasn't (yet) resulted in something you'd call a happy ending. Yet maybe that's preferable. It means they're still playing, still writing, and they aren't ready to quit.
Mark Fulton
Film Threat
October 5, 2011
Everyday Sunshine pours in beams from the screen in what should be a fun experience for both fans and non-fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Fear
Time Out
October 5, 2011
There's just enough uncut truth and soul in Fishbone's story to keep die-hard Boneheads skankin' to the beat, even if it's just for nostalgia's sake.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
October 4, 2011
Packed with fantastic performance footage, it solidly makes the case that, throughout the '80s and early '90s, Fishbone was one of rock's best live acts ever -- furiously energetic, innovative, leaping multiple genres in a single song.
Rob Humanick
Suite101.com
October 4, 2011
Dynamic elements lend the film an intoxicating, electric vibe that sets it apart from most "behind the scenes" documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ben Greenman
New Yorker
October 3, 2011
Many bands have a might-have-been story, but few have a story that reflects such rich and paradoxical ideas.
Lauren Wissot
Slant Magazine
October 2, 2011
Like their subjects, the directors themselves have attempted an all-over-the-place style--and surprisingly succeeded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jennifer Merin
About.com
October 1, 2011
Some fascinating music history and watching Angelo's amazing antics add up to a very engaging audience experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
September 30, 2011
The music will not appeal to all, but the documentary moves and covers the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 8, 2011
Desperately seeking the key of we
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 7, 2011
A wonderful celebration of Fishbone's spirit. It's one of the best rock docs I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 26, 2011
Those of us lucky enough to have seen the punk, funk and ska band in a sweaty nightclub might have borrowed a different title: "Party at Ground Zero."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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