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

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Reviews

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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-
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Andrew Barker
Variety
October 5, 2011
Effortlessly entertaining.
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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.
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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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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