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

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 9, 2012
A must see for Fishbone fans.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 10, 2012
It's a hearty, thoughtful, smartly assembled, vaguely complete documentary about a rock band that, even by the standards of out-there musical acts, seemed out there both in the mid-1980s and even now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 5, 2012
It's a movie about what it's like to almost make it in the music business, but not really, not quite. It's about coming close and watching it slip away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Horton
HeraldNet (Everett, WA)
December 16, 2011
To hear the soaring craziness of Fishbone's "Sunless Saturday" is to wonder how such musical inspiration could possibly miss.
Luke Y. Thompson
December 16, 2011
It's a much more interesting story than your usual Behind the Music arc.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
December 16, 2011
What makes this better than the usual Behind the Music-style doc is the frankness of its subjects and the fun way the filmmakers intersperse Fat Albert-style animation to tell their story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 16, 2011
Even as a hagiography, though, it's pretty interesting.
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
December 2, 2011
Anderson and Metzler collect dozens of great bits of rehearsal and performance footage as well as intimate footage between Moore and his family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
Kansas City Star
December 1, 2011
"Everyday Sunshine" presents a raw lesson in how artistry and success often make incompatible partners.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
November 22, 2011
Everyday Sunshine is an uplifting entry that rises to its task rather than letting the music do all the talking.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
November 17, 2011
[It] isn't the happiest movie about a band you'll ever see, but it is one of the more entertaining, and thanks to directors Lev Anderson and Christ Metzler, one of the most original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Fayner
Boston Phoenix
November 15, 2011
The pinnacle comes when Kendall rejoins them for an impromptu gig, stirring hope for a return to glory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
October 31, 2011
Hold on to your hats for a heartwarming look into the private lives and public outrage of Fishbone, the critical mass that refuses to melt down.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mike Scott
October 28, 2011
Gets the job done, and admirably, blending interviews, testimonials, concert footage and, interestingly, animation to build a full and engaging portrait of Fishbone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/3
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2011
It seems telling just how many other musicians were willing to participate in the documentary to attest to the outfit's influence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Barsanti
October 20, 2011
Everyday Sunshine doesn't do the band the disservice of falling at their feet in worship, like too many recent films about legendary musicians
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 20, 2011
The fun and energy of those performances show the promise that was lost - and the pleasure that's still in the music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 10, 2011
Terrific, deeply affecting rock documentary that captures the unlikely assemblage of a bunch of L.A. black guys playing the kind of music no one had ever really heard before.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 7, 2011
It all comes together for a rollicking chronicle of verve and nerve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
October 7, 2011
Seizes that tumultuous spirit, that sheer history of Fishbone, rolling it into a tremendous, informative documentary that avoids tracking footprints, instead exposing the raw nerve sensitivity within this legendary band.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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