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About the Movie
SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez’s sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 121
- Fresh: 114
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: [A] moving, lyrical account ...
Fresh: At 85 minutes, it's a tight, sharp achievement, yet one of the things I love about it is simple: It moves to a relaxed rhythm, in sync with its slightly otherworldly subject.
Fresh: A rock documentary that goes way behind the music to tell a story that seems pure urban legend.
Fresh: The search for a long-lost pop icon has an unexpected payoff.
Searching For Sugar Man
Terrific story and well told, I was able to see this film recently while in Cape Town- I had never heard of this artist or his music yet the people around me in the audience all knew the songs by heart and were singing along; amazing experience.
The Best Documentary in Years
THE must-see documentary of 2012.
It explores the profound influence a relatively obscure artist had on a generation thousands of miles away and their search for him in a time before the world was connected through the internet.
It's an absolutely enthralling documentary that I've recommended to all of my friends.
Do yourself a favor and don't do any background research on this documentary before you watch, it could mess up the storyline as it unfolds in the movie.
I downloaded both albums after the documentary. Rodriguez is not only a man of his time in the 1970s, but also he is a man of all seasons and this is from someone born in the 1990. I was so moved by this documentary, see it!!!
- Genre: Documentary
- Released: 2012
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