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      SAFMD is a rare bird indeed. It can be enjoyed by the casual viewer as well as those who previously thought they knew everything about what shapes films. Once you see it, youll never hear movies the same way again.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Feb 28, 2022

      An entertaining, occasionally insightful film.

      Full Review | Original Score: B | Aug 24, 2021

      Documentary maker Matt Schrader bills this as "the definitive look at the craft of film composing," though he takes a narrow route through the subject, focusing on the symphonic composers who hammer out music cues for big-studio projects.

      Full Review | Mar 26, 2020

      That said, Score serves well as an introduction to the meticulous process by which soundtracks are created, and includes numerous case studies that reveal just how music contrives to shape our movie-going experiences.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 9, 2018

      In true Reithian fashion, there's plenty here to inform, educate and entertain

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 9, 2018

      Anyone whose interest runs deeper than humming the Darth Vader march will delight at the sheer who's who lined up for this tantalising insight into an art form that leading light Hans Zimmer reminds us keeps the world's studio orchestras in work.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Apr 4, 2018

      It would take someone with ears of cloth and a heart of stone not to start fishing out some of the old soundtracks to enjoy them anew.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Apr 3, 2018

      Whilst the film assumes its audience isn't stupid, it doesn't stray into hard-core audiophile territory either and it is all the stronger for it. This is an absolute must for fans of the medium.

      Full Review | Original Score: 9/10 | Mar 26, 2018

      Schrader has done the world of cinephiles a real service by bringing these good folks together into one movie; we are privileged to learn from them.

      Full Review | Jan 25, 2018

      This film is a must for any filmmaker or anyone who is thinking of becoming a film music composer.

      Full Review | Nov 21, 2017

      It's lots of fun revisiting favorite emotional cinematic moments and also noting the vastly different outfits that score orchestra musicians choose to wear to work, from business suits to sweats.

      Full Review | Aug 7, 2017

      A genial 93-minute dash through the history, process and contemporary practice of film composition.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jul 28, 2017

      Score: A Film Music Documentary is a celebration of the artists who create the musical heartbeat of the movies we love

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jul 28, 2017

      Along the way, some treasure is mined from the film's numerous speakers, all of whom seemed happily enamored with their work.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jul 13, 2017

      Schrader delves into film music by merely acting as a fly on the wall, letting the masterminds speak for themselves, creating a non-intrusive film with a pulsating heartbeat.

      Full Review | Jun 27, 2017

      I would recommend Score: A Film Music Documentary to any and every film buff.

      Full Review | Jun 23, 2017

      If names such as Reznor and Zimmer mean nothing to you, then Score probably isn't for you. But if you're that moviegoer who hangs around during the closing credits to see who helped make the movie, it will be music to your ears.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Jun 22, 2017

      "Score: A Film Music Documentary" spotlights such a rich and fascinating topic - the craft of motion picture scoring - that its mere presence proves a feast for the eyes and ears.

      Full Review | Jun 22, 2017

      For plain old movie geeks, however, Score: A Film Music Documentary is nothing short of an absolute delight.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Jun 19, 2017

      While those who want a deeper dive into the conflicts and controversies in the field may be left wanting, it will still have you reaching for your favorite scores and eager to learn more about the art of composing for movies.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Jun 19, 2017

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