Make It Funky!

2005, Documentary, 1h 50m

14 Reviews 250+ Ratings

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This poignant post-Katrina documentary looks at New Orleans' richly diverse musical history. Featuring performances from Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Snooks Eaglin and others, the concert film also culls from past interviews with performers, including Bonnie Raitt and Keith Richards, who reflect upon how the singular sound of New Orleans registers in their music. It's a celebration of African, Caribbean and French influences mingling with the Americana sounds of jazz, blues and gospel.

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Keith Richards
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Anthony Brown
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Michael Murphy
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Critic Reviews for Make It Funky!

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (1)

  • The brilliant colors, the vibrant flavors and sultry, seductive rhythms of New Orleans music serve to remind us how unique, beautiful and valuable the city and its heritage are to all of us in this country.

    October 28, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Michael Murphy's documentary about the musical traditions of New Orleans can serve as an apt, wrenching elegy for the city's unique contribution to American culture.

    September 9, 2005 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A suddenly vital biography, Make It Funky, pays apt homage to the unique gifts New Orleans has given its country over the last century. Watching it ought to inspire anyone to return the favor.

    September 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The musicians swear this is dance music, but the beats are far too ponderous to get a rise out of the hip-hop generation.

    September 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • A big, easy overview of New Orleans' rich musical heritage.

    September 9, 2005 | Full Review…
  • There's not a second in this film that isn't a reminder that New Orleans in its architecture, cuisine and multicultural diversity as well as in its music is a unique and major American center of culture.

    September 8, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
  • The brilliant colors, the vibrant flavors and sultry, seductive rhythms of New Orleans music serve to remind us how unique, beautiful and valuable the city and its heritage are to all of us in this country.

    October 28, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Michael Murphy's documentary about the musical traditions of New Orleans can serve as an apt, wrenching elegy for the city's unique contribution to American culture.

    September 9, 2005 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A suddenly vital biography, Make It Funky, pays apt homage to the unique gifts New Orleans has given its country over the last century. Watching it ought to inspire anyone to return the favor.

    September 9, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The musicians swear this is dance music, but the beats are far too ponderous to get a rise out of the hip-hop generation.

    September 9, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • The sort of documentary that informs and educates through sheer passion, excitement, and, yes, downright funkiness.

    November 13, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Lively tribute to New Orleans' musical traditions takes on an added poignancy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

    October 10, 2005 | Full Review…

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