Hitsville: The Making Of Motown 2019

Hitsville: The Making of Motown

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Motown Records becomes the most successful label of all time after its formation in 1958 Detroit amid racial tension and the burgeoning civil rights movement.

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Smokey Robinson
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Critic Reviews for Hitsville: The Making Of Motown

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  • It's far more clean-cut than Motown's origins ever were...but if you're a sucker for the hits of the '60s and '70s, this is a nostalgic temptation you won't want to miss.

    October 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Hanna Flint

    Time Out
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  • Benjamin and Gabe Turner's documentary is an unashamed lovebomb, with Stevie Wonder and Little Richard laying it on thick, and much back-slapping between Gordy and his best friend, Smokey Robinson.

    October 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • Flickery black-and-white footage of The Temptations and a group of session musicians recording 'My Girl' is nothing short of electrifying - just one of many astonishing archive scenes that will stay with you.

    October 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The movie hangs on the good-natured charm of Gordy and Robinson fondly reminiscing.

    September 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • The pure joy of delving into the rise of some of the greatest singers known makes Hitsville: The Making of Motown an instant gloomy day classic. There are moments that are as beautiful and surprising as any spectacle you've seen in the cinema this year.

    October 23, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This documentary is an unabashedly self-congratulatory profile of Detroit's soulful, civil-rights-defying Motown label, focusing in particular on its unimpeachable late-1950s/60s glory years before founder Berry Gordy relocated operations to Los Angeles.

    October 7, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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