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Hitsville: The Making Of Motown2019

Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (2019)

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The remarkable story of the legendary Motown Records is told through new and exclusive interviews with the label's visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as rare performances and behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown's vaults and Gordy's personal archives.

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It's far more clean-cut than Motown's origins ever were...but if you're a sucker for the hits of the '60s and '70s, this is a nostalgic temptation you won't want to miss.

October 17, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Benjamin and Gabe Turner's documentary is an unashamed lovebomb, with Stevie Wonder and Little Richard laying it on thick, and much back-slapping between Gordy and his best friend, Smokey Robinson.

October 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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An entertaining look at a musical institution, what Hitsville: The Making Of Motown lacks in penetrating insight and a nose for controversy, it makes up for in great archival footage and tunes that - even 50 years on - remain heaven sent.

October 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Flickery black-and-white footage of The Temptations and a group of session musicians recording 'My Girl' is nothing short of electrifying - just one of many astonishing archive scenes that will stay with you.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Definitive and a wall-to-wall joy, it's probably the finest feel-good music documentary of all time.

October 2, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The movie hangs on the good-natured charm of Gordy and Robinson fondly reminiscing.

September 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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