Searching for Sugar Man Reviews

  • Mar 23, 2021

    Searching for Sugar Man is a 2012 Swedish–British–Finnish documentary film about a South African cultural phenomenon, directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul 🎶 Meh, it passed the time. Just. 😐 👍🏼👎🏼 GREAT ART ALWAYS SURVIVES

    Searching for Sugar Man is a 2012 Swedish–British–Finnish documentary film about a South African cultural phenomenon, directed and written by Malik Bendjelloul 🎶 Meh, it passed the time. Just. 😐 👍🏼👎🏼 GREAT ART ALWAYS SURVIVES

  • Mar 06, 2021

    Completely unpredictable. It keeps you wondering what will happen, or better, what has happened. Awesome and humbling .

    Completely unpredictable. It keeps you wondering what will happen, or better, what has happened. Awesome and humbling .

  • Feb 27, 2021

    Though at times overlong, Searching for Sugar Man is an endearing and heartwarming tale of a forgotten legend.

    Though at times overlong, Searching for Sugar Man is an endearing and heartwarming tale of a forgotten legend.

  • Jan 12, 2021

    Well-structured and entertaining, Searching for Sugar Man takes a look at one of the strangest events in 20th century music - a star who is unaware of his fame, and his fans who know nothing about him. A story of passion and acceptance that is as heartwarming as it is unlikely, this documentary will surely satisfy even those who have no prior familiarity with the subject. If there is a criticism, it is the lack of pressure on documenting the circumstances that prevented Rodriguez's recognition; the filmmaker identified parties involved, but failed to follow up on the paper trail that he established as to where royalties from the South African music sales actually ended up. Give us the juicy details, man! (4/5)

    Well-structured and entertaining, Searching for Sugar Man takes a look at one of the strangest events in 20th century music - a star who is unaware of his fame, and his fans who know nothing about him. A story of passion and acceptance that is as heartwarming as it is unlikely, this documentary will surely satisfy even those who have no prior familiarity with the subject. If there is a criticism, it is the lack of pressure on documenting the circumstances that prevented Rodriguez's recognition; the filmmaker identified parties involved, but failed to follow up on the paper trail that he established as to where royalties from the South African music sales actually ended up. Give us the juicy details, man! (4/5)

  • Oct 13, 2020

    Searching for Sugar Man is the remarkable documentary about Sixto Rodriguez, a singer and guitarist from Detroit, slated to be the next Dylan, who released two albums in the early 1970s. The albums were critical successes but commercial failures, resulting in Rodriguez fading from public view. While the film is about what happened to Rodriguez, it also touches on politics, music, race, destiny, dreams fulfilled and denied, perceptions of success and failure, definitions of wealth, and a host of other subjects. What happens over the course of the film is stunning and inspiring and, as one journalist points out, "against the laws of God and nature." A word of warning to anyone about to watch Searching for Sugar Man: don't do any research in advance. Just let the movie wash over you and enjoy.

    Searching for Sugar Man is the remarkable documentary about Sixto Rodriguez, a singer and guitarist from Detroit, slated to be the next Dylan, who released two albums in the early 1970s. The albums were critical successes but commercial failures, resulting in Rodriguez fading from public view. While the film is about what happened to Rodriguez, it also touches on politics, music, race, destiny, dreams fulfilled and denied, perceptions of success and failure, definitions of wealth, and a host of other subjects. What happens over the course of the film is stunning and inspiring and, as one journalist points out, "against the laws of God and nature." A word of warning to anyone about to watch Searching for Sugar Man: don't do any research in advance. Just let the movie wash over you and enjoy.

  • Aug 13, 2020

    I never get tired watching this documentary. It was magical. a real life cinderalla man.

    I never get tired watching this documentary. It was magical. a real life cinderalla man.

  • Aug 05, 2020

    Any investigative documentary becomes excellently fascinated as you not just watch it but eventually find yourself joining in the search for answers and resonate with the documented findings, splendidly into two parts that tells the whole story from perceptive mystery of the music industry's unsung hero to a captivating, thoughtfully structured revealing second half that sings its wholesomeness. (A-)

    Any investigative documentary becomes excellently fascinated as you not just watch it but eventually find yourself joining in the search for answers and resonate with the documented findings, splendidly into two parts that tells the whole story from perceptive mystery of the music industry's unsung hero to a captivating, thoughtfully structured revealing second half that sings its wholesomeness. (A-)

  • Jul 14, 2020

    What an amazing and heartwarming story. Also, the music is wonderful. As soon as the credits rolled I went to iTunes and bought the sound track.

    What an amazing and heartwarming story. Also, the music is wonderful. As soon as the credits rolled I went to iTunes and bought the sound track.

  • Jun 21, 2020

    An emotional ride along about a fascinating musician and person. Very highly recommended.

    An emotional ride along about a fascinating musician and person. Very highly recommended.

  • May 01, 2020

    Mysterious, heartwarming, emotional. What a story. And not one bit of it was written by a Hollywood script writer.

    Mysterious, heartwarming, emotional. What a story. And not one bit of it was written by a Hollywood script writer.