Quincy Reviews

September 26, 2018
The film not only reveals little about its subject that wasn't already readily known, but also provides minimal perspective or analysis of why and how he was able to develop his talent.
September 24, 2018
The museum story actually would have made a better narrative arc for "Quincy," which instead wanders every which way, and never seems to get its subject to relax on camera.
September 20, 2018
A comprehensive, loving, and yet surprisingly clear-eyed documentary portrait...
September 20, 2018
His triumphs from the earliest points of his career onward are exhilarating; the racism he is obliged to endure throughout is infuriating.
September 13, 2018
This documentary on his life's work offers a personalized glimpse into a bygone world of entertainment and the legacy of racism that black artists still grapple with today.
September 12, 2018
Tireless, ultra-talented and exceedingly charismatic, he emerges as a survivor in a film that spends too much time on his accolades and not enough on deciphering what makes this treasure of an octogenarian tick.
September 11, 2018
For those unfortunate souls who only know Jones as the producer of "Thriller" or, more recently, a giver of deliriously entertaining interviews, "Quincy" presents a streamlined and convincing case for taking a much deeper dive into his accomplishments.
September 10, 2018
It's an enjoyable and intermittently revelatory documentary that does a fine job of celebrating its subject's accomplishments while never quite achieving the degree of intimacy that it strives for.
September 10, 2018
Drawing on extraordinary archival footage and intimate moments shot over the last five years, Jones and co-director Alan Hicks paint a human portrait of this larger-than-life figure.
September 10, 2018
Quincy is an effortlessly engaging portrait of a major musical icon whose laidback charisma, prodigious ego and poetic turn of phrase can still light up a movie screen.