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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Reviews

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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
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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.
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Andrew Barker
Variety
October 5, 2011
Effortlessly entertaining.
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
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
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
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
Chris Barsanti
Filmcritic.com
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
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
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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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
BrianOrndorf.com
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+
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
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
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+
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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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
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
April 14, 2011
Aspires to be more than an episode of Behind the Music and succeeds largely due to the amazing talent of the band it chronicles, the stunning, one-and-only Fishbone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 9, 2012
A must see for Fishbone fans.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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
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