Standing in the Shadows of Motown Reviews

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July 25, 2003
Top Critic
May 28, 2003
December 27, 2002
The Funk Brothers seem to have hardly missed a beat.
December 19, 2002
There have been better documentaries to come out this year, but none can touch this one for unadulterated pleasure.
November 29, 2002
I promise, you'll never listen to a Motown classic in the same way ever again.
November 28, 2002
The documentary stumbles where it could have soared.
November 22, 2002
Try as you might to resist, if you've got a place in your heart for Smokey Robinson, this movie will worm its way there.
Top Critic
November 22, 2002
You may not end up dancing in the street, but don't be surprised if you cut a step or two in the parking lot.
November 22, 2002
The movie lets us realize this Sound, still so alive and vibrant today, was created by flesh-and-blood people, each of whom has a compelling story to tell.
November 22, 2002
A triumphant documentary.
November 21, 2002
The sheer joy and pride they took in their work -- and in each other -- shines through every frame.
November 18, 2002
It's a blast!
November 16, 2002
The Motown Sound was, quite simply, their sound.
November 15, 2002
A great story and great music, right down to the final credits.
November 15, 2002
When the old guys sit around and tell their stories, Standing in the Shadows of Motown catches magic on the screen -- a behind-the-curtain peek at some of the world's best-loved music, straight from the cats who made it happen.
November 15, 2002
After watching it, you can only love the players it brings to the fore for the gifted but no-nonsense human beings they are and for the still-inestimable contribution they have made to our shared history.
November 15, 2002
Standing in the Shadows of Motown is one hell of a party, and it doesn't let anything get in the way of that.
November 15, 2002
Gives credit where credit's due.
November 15, 2002
A soaring cinematic love letter.
November 15, 2002
Told in scattered fashion, the movie only intermittently lives up to the stories and faces and music of the men who are its subject.
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