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  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    For connoisseurs of stories of show business near-disasters, "Bells" is compelling viewing. show more

  • 88
    Aaron Hillis Premiere

    Rock the Bells doesn't just delve behind the scenes; it makes a showstopping guest-MC out of each crazy new obstacle. show more

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's a show we don't see, presumably because of issues with music rights, and while "much ado about nothing" might be overstating things, after more than an hour and a half of buildup, it would have been nice to see Wu-Tang perform. show more

  • 80
    Andrew O'Hehir

    Tense, hilarious and totally serendipitous. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    An electrifying, occasionally terrifying documentary. show more

  • 70
    Ernest Hardy L.A. Weekly

    In a film that quickly reveals itself to be a love letter to Wu, some of the best moments have nothing to do with that legendary hip-hop collective: Sage Francis taunting the unruly, increasingly tense crowd with his cerebral, political performance-art hip-hop; Redman playfully admonishing his young son to be good and then giving the boy a kiss when the paternal command wounds. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Stressful to watch, but its entertaining stage performances and document of people under pressure should interest even non-rap fans. show more

  • 70
    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A fascinating glimpse of a dreamer and a music culture that has always depended on dreams. show more

  • 70
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    At several points, Chang is the only thing standing between his event and total chaos, as frustrated ticket-holders rush the gates. show more

  • 60
    Chicago Reader

    This isn't about the verities of hip-hop so much as the chaos and confusion of mounting a big production with a slew of stoned MCs. show more

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