Standing in the Shadows of Motown Reviews

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April 1, 2020
One of the most influential music documentaries of recent years and one of the best.
April 28, 2018
Terrific entertainment.
August 22, 2017
I'd rather see them play music with the original artists, with each other, or in archival clips (of which there are plenty).
January 2, 2012
may not be the most creative of documentaries, but it's certainly an essential one that all music lovers should see and hear
April 29, 2009
A beautiful portrait of true music artists that never got their due.
August 22, 2008
Even after decades of performing the same songs, the energy never flags.
June 21, 2007
The brothers missed out on glory back in the day, but I can't help but think that this cinematic labour of love (fourteen years in the making) will make these guys finally feel what they were missing.
December 6, 2005
March 14, 2005
February 16, 2004
The feel-good documentary of the year, featuring the irresistible 1960s music that made Detroit famous.
August 31, 2003
The cheap and easy recycling of old myths and superficial treatment given the significant social milieu of the time is startling.
August 1, 2003
...guaranteed to turn Motown neophytes into fans.
August 1, 2003
July 25, 2003
Top Critic
May 28, 2003
March 18, 2003
An immensely entertaining look at some of the unsung heroes of 20th century pop music.
March 17, 2003
Like some of the poppier Hitsville U.S.A. songs, the film is a little too slick and a little too warm-and-fuzzy... but it is always engrossing and enjoyable...
February 11, 2003
Unsung heroes of some of pop music's finest moments get to stand up and be counted in this documentary/concert/tribute.
January 24, 2003
The combination of restored history, great music and rich anecdotes make Standing in the Shadows sublime entertainment.
January 19, 2003
Standing in the Shadows of Motown takes one of the great unknown stories in music history and translates it to the screen in the blandest way possible.
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