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Make It Funky Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
November 13, 2005
The sort of documentary that informs and educates through sheer passion, excitement, and, yes, downright funkiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
October 28, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 10, 2005
Lively tribute to New Orleans' musical traditions takes on an added poignancy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
September 20, 2005
Watching it now, with the devastation behind us, is a bittersweet affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 9, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 9, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 9, 2005
The musicians swear this is dance music, but the beats are far too ponderous to get a rise out of the hip-hop generation.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
September 9, 2005
It doesn't quite capture the essence of the city, a trick to which it desperately aspires throughout, but it comes close, shedding light on one of the few locales that can legitimately be called an American cultural touchstone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
September 9, 2005
A big, easy overview of New Orleans' rich musical heritage.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
September 8, 2005
Make It Funky! is in many respects a stock item, but what gives the film newfound ache is the copious amount of time it spends on the streets with ordinary citizens.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 8, 2005
...a pretty good, aesthetically modest film [that has] suddenly become deeply affecting in ways its makers could never have predicted.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 6, 2005
Oh my, is the music sweet and hot and, yes, funky.
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R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice
September 6, 2005
A love letter to New Orleans, Make It Funky! reminds us of what has been lost in the flood, and of an artistic spirit that will never dissipate.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 24, 2005
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