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Rock the Bells Reviews

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November 27, 2011
This documentary chronicling the final performance of the original Wu Tang Clan is a good insight about the nail biting lead up to the concert.
August 19, 2011
Inconsistent, much like the Clan themselves but for some it'd be worth the effort.
½ February 13, 2011
The world behind the end product...
An overview of what it takes to pull of the last wu tang show - machinations a plenty and the crowd never know - good stuff!!
December 24, 2010
solid film. if you enjoyed chappelle's block part you'll definitely like this one. movie builds tension to deliver a satisfying conclusion.
½ March 16, 2010
I thought it was pretty interesting to see this massive show come together.
February 18, 2010
ill dvd! wu-tang is the best! wish i saw this live! :(
½ October 7, 2009
solid doc that build the tension nicely... its interesting to see how it all wen down behind the scenes and its nuts to think thats how some people make a liveing.

best of all... highlights the need for a ODB film-boig'... its gonna leave ray and cash in the dust!

p.s sage francis is a fucking head case!
½ July 2, 2009
superb documentary detailing the machinations behind the scenes at a hip-hop festival, loved supernatural, loved sage francis, odb made me sad,
one of the best music docos ever
½ June 20, 2009
And they say METAL fans are nuts
½ May 9, 2009
A documentary about possible the best ever hip hop festival, mad stress trying to get that done!
March 11, 2009
This is a really good doc, the only problem is it should be two. One should be about the first Rock the Bells and the second should be about the problems dealing with reuniting the Wu-Tang Clan. The first part, Rock the Bells, is intense, it shows us the booking of the show, the setting up, as well as the openers. Sage Francis, while not a favorite of mine, is entertaining, getting the fans angry enough to throw bottles at him. But it seems as if the Wu-Tang go in and out, they talk about being booked, then disappear while Redman, Sage, Supernatural, Dilated PEoples and Chali 2na shout them out the whole time. The stuff about Wu-Tang is intense though, particularly ODB's stuff, as you don't know whether or not to respect him. There's one bit where Chang (the guy who booked the show) is so distraught and stressed he thinks Masta Killa (of Wu-Tang you fools) is someone's bodyguard. Stuff like that is entertaining. Definitely worth a watch for fans of hip-hop in general, a must see for diehard Wu fans.
January 19, 2009
mmmmmmmmm ...

January 14, 2009
ODB is redonk haha the whole thing is pretty funny. i enjoyed the sage francis part a great deal too.
½ October 31, 2008
interesting... to see the real 'real life' of wu-tangs...
October 13, 2008
Awesome doc, couldn't have scripted the last 5-minutes any better
July 7, 2008
Started kinda slow then built in intensity and suspense right to the very end. A fine documentary. RIP ODB. Supernatural's set is astounding and has earned him a new fan.
June 8, 2008
fantastic documentary focusing primarily on a wu-tang reunion that was the foundation of the first Rock The Bells festival.

get the DVD -- LOTS of fantastic extras in this documentary.

one thing was evident from this film--Redman's a fool.
April 21, 2008
Interesting look at the headaches and stress involved in bringing the whole Wu Tang Clan together for one last show. Really upbeat pace as you see one problem after another pile up and some good concert footage split with interviews.
April 20, 2008
If you are a fan of Wu-Tang then this is a MUST see. a great documentary...
½ April 7, 2008
It was incredibly surprising how really well put together this documentary was, even as an avid Wu-Tang fan. It goes from dramatic and riveting, to tense and thrilling, to hilarious and bizarre. Not only does it give you an inside look at what kinds of pains in the ass promoters have to go through to put a show of this magnitude together, but you get a rare glimpse at the behind-the-scenes personalities of many rap artists; we get to see a very demanding Redman, a humble, helpful, and happy RZA; and, tragically, a sad and troubled Ol' Dirty Bastard just months before his death. Interviews are done with all artists and families of, but keeps it's focus on the men and women who almost literally killed themselves to make it happen. It's funny, it's thought-provoking, it's high in tension, and it captures the fast paced and hectic atmosphere of organizing a music festival to a t! It might have turned me off of ever wanting to attend a hip-hop show ever again, but it fueled my respect for The Abbott. The best scene in this doc, however, is the interview with ODB's hip-hop hating manager who explains the flaws of the penal system and it's hand in killing Russell Simmons.
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