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Searching for Sugar Man

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some drug references.

PG-13 In Theaters 07/27/2012 , 85min.
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Viewer Score
94%
Viewer score based on 40 ratings
77%
Critic score based on 28 reviews

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February 20, 2013
roncz60
I have not seen all the nominees but I cannot imagine there being a better film.
December 07, 2012
ch00000000133327
One of the best movies I've seen this year. Truly a magical movie.
November 05, 2012
cathief
This is just an AMAZING story and I am so glad I can have the awesome music from Rodriguez... I've downloaded everything I can get. A music miracle. Loved loved loved this movie.
October 15, 2012
beachbillb
WENT HOME AFTER AND ORDERED SEVERAL SONGS FROM AMAZON ON THE ARTIST IN THE MOVIE. NEVER HEARD OF HIM, BUT HE BLOWS DILLAN AWAY. GREAT MOVIE,SEE IT!
October 15, 2012
samnhcalif
the most hunble sincere talented person ever..,,,just orderd his CD...

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
The movie is neatly structured, and Rodriguez turns out to be an interesting guy. He's worth getting to know, even if his music isn't. Full Review
Anna Smith
Empire
Music fans will love this indie documentary. Try to avoid Googling him before you watch, though. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga has been a hit on the festival circuit, winning top documentary prizes at Sundance for Sweden's Bendjelloul. What sets Searching for Sugar Man apart, though, is the way in which the filmmaker preserves a sense of mystery in the telling. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
A musical detective story, this enthralling documentary focuses on a little-known American musician whose haunting voice and poetic lyrics were essentially unknown in his own country, but had a massive impact across the globe. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Variety
A winning musical detective story about a failed, forgotten early '70s rocker. Full Review

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