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Sound City Reviews

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March 16, 2017
While there's an abundance of information and stories to be told, Sound City at times becomes almost as idle as its aging idols.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 4, 2014
[Grohl] has great fun sweeping through the historic parade of latter-day rock royalty whose hit records came out of the place.
January 1, 2014
Sound City is a fun ride for diehard fans of most any brand of rock and roll.
January 1, 2014
In Sound City, a raucous yet sweetly romantic documentary, dinosaurs do indeed rock the Earth again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 19, 2013
A sincere tribute to the tape-based dumpy Sound City.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 16, 2013
When getting into the nitty-gritty of tapes and tracks, Grohl makes a strong case for music docs directed by musicians.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 16, 2013
Dave Grohl's terrific new doc, Sound City, profiles the studio where some of the greatest music of the past four decades was born.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 16, 2013
Dave Grohl shares a lot of stories in Sound City, and what's most impressive is that for a first-time filmmaker he tells these tales remarkably well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 15, 2013
It's (a) part documentary homage to the defunct Los Angeles rock-and-roll studio where Grohl's earlier band, Nirvana, cut its breakout album, 'Nevermind'; and (b) part self-promotion for the DVD release of this very film and its companion CD soundtrack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2013
It cheapens itself by hitting some self-congratulatory notes, but until it does it covers some fascinating rock 'n' roll ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2013
For those about to rock, we salute you. A fond acknowledgement of a special time when a studio produced several albums that signaled key moments in music history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 19, 2013
An infectious appreciation for rock and roll lingers past the somewhat self-satisfied finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
March 15, 2013
There's something rock about the film's messy, nostalgic imperfection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2013
Fascinating, as rock history, thrilling as rock entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2013
A joyous ode to a lost era of music making that will delight music buffs and those who appreciate a well-done documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 19, 2013
Grohl has ... created both a fascinating account of the process of analogue recording and a tender tribute to the rock bands of yesteryear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 8, 2013
A rich, kaleidoscopic, rock music documentary.
February 7, 2013
A cocky, affectionate and very musical documentary that may make its central point a few times too often.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 7, 2013
A total blast to watch, sustaining momentum with a sharp admiration for the thrilling highs and lows of the complex and its rich history with some of the biggest artists around.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 5, 2013
It's a sprawling documentary that laments what's been lost in analog recording without ignoring the benefits of technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.6/10
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