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Year
2012
Runtime
86 min.
Director
Malik Bendjelloul
Genres
Biography, Music, Documentary
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
44,675
Checks
5,378
Favs
672
Dislikes
12
Favs/checks
12.5% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
56:1
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  1. S.J Hurley's avatar

    S.J Hurley

    A well made documentary, but it just omits so much about Rodriguez in favour of portraying him as this mythical figure who fell off the face of the earth. In reality he was incredibly popular in Australia and he knew it and even toured. The film doesn't just let the truth get in the way of a good story, it flat out neglects significant periods of Rodriguez's life just to manufacture a narrative. 5 years 1 month ago
  2. JKF's avatar

    JKF

    Great movie. Even greater story. Well deserved Oscar. No one should miss out on this. But, even more important, listen to Rodriguez' recordings. Some of the songs are of stellar quality. 6 years 2 months ago
  3. greenhorg's avatar

    greenhorg

    I kind of wanted this movie to go in a different direction. Sixto should've been a millionaire with the units he was moving in South Africa. *Someone* got very rich off of this guys music. Either it was Clarence Avant, someone at Buddah Records, or some South African record company, but the real investigation isn't over.

    Avant may be innocent, but he came off very poorly in the movie.
    6 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #37 in IMDb's Documentary Top 50
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    IMDb's Documentary Top 50

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  2. This movie ranks #114 in Sight and Sound -The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  3. This movie ranks #709 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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