Based on 23 Critics
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Muscle Shoals isn't perfect. Neither Bono nor Alicia Keyes has any business being in the movie, though Bono does wax poetic about the genius of the music recorded there, and Keyes teams with the Swampers for a strong performance of Dylan's "Pressing On." show more

  • A trove of great stills and movie footage accompanies the colorful anecdotes, but the film's most consistent pleasure is the way interviewees recall the moments before the tape rolled on an immortal recording. show more

  • Only the genre's most studious followers will be able to watch Muscle Shoals without being regularly astonished: Even if it sometimes gets lost in its byways, Greg "Freddy" Camalier's documentary tells an extraordinary story. show more

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  • October 31, 2013 Esly
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    5 stars in my book. Outstanding documentary. Muscle Shoals must be included with Detroit, Memphis, Philly, Chess in Chicago and Jackson, MS. Great musicians making great music. This movie should be in more theatres.

  • October 09, 2013 resz1987
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    Wow!! What a film. \"Muscle Shoals\" is the embodiment of great documentary film-making. Informative, insightful story telling, combined with a visually stunning cinematography...practically every frame a work-of-art. 5-STARS in my book.

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