Sound City - Movie Reviews 1

Sound City – Movie Reviews

Sound City - Movie Reviews 2

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December 15, 2018

Sound City ends up being an exciting look at the making of music.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

January 24, 2018

Sound City is filled with the kind of stories that make music nerds weak in the knees.

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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.

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January 1, 2014

Sound City is a fun ride for diehard fans of most any brand of rock and roll.

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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.

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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

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