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We Are Freestyle Love Supreme Reviews

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July 20, 2020
As a documentary "We Are Freestyle Love Supreme" lacks anything exceptional. But a failure of a documentary is not necessarily a failure of entertainment. Although, that is not true in this case.
July 17, 2020
This is a disappointingly insubstantial documentary about a significant creative phenomenon that plays as a minor cog in the Lin-Manuel Miranda hype machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 30, 2020
The clips of Freestyle Love Supreme performing on stage, especially on Broadway, are absolutely electric and elevate this documentary, which plays it very safe overall.
May 26, 2020
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme not only dives into the origin story of the group, it helps you get to know every single member. A must watch for fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 19, 2020
There's a temptation to view We are Freestyle Love Supreme in terms of its most famous member...but Fried makes a real effort to strike a balance. We're fortunate he resisted - that movie would not have been nearly as good as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
June 27, 2020
The documentary does struggle at times to balance the juicier aspects of its narrative with its general apprehension for the kind of conflict that drives storytelling.
July 21, 2020
This doc IS the room where it happened, and there's a million things that Miranda and crew STILL haven't done...just you wait.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 5, 2020
The live performance elements of the film are fun to watch, but it's particularly engrossing as an inside look into the creative process that produced one of the decade's biggest musicals.
June 4, 2020
Although it might overestimate the audience's knowledge of this particular improv group, it is somewhat extraordinary just how formative it was and how fond they still are of those early days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 6, 2020
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme has an exuberant theater-kid earnestness that will either prove endearing or grating depending on how you feel about backstage warm-up games and spontaneous sidewalk performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 2, 2020
Will hold "Hamilton" fans or anyone fascinated by the origin stories of artistic genius.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2020
Watching a movie that's so at peace with its own infinitesimal stakes, we really only feel robbed of seeing anything below the surface in the rare instances when Fried acknowledges trouble in the water.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 16, 2020
The combination of performances and interviews makes it a fine doc about these amazingly talented individuals and how the sum is bigger than the whole of the parts.
July 23, 2020
The band members' enduring friendship and their amazing improvisational skills will keep you interested.
August 4, 2020
The film itself may not be groundbreaking, its subjects certainly are.
June 4, 2020
Does the viewer care about the evolution, mechanics and process of free-style rapping? Perhaps not, but it's hard not to be impressed, if not awed, by the spontaneous invention exhibited.
July 17, 2020
Veneziale is a nimble and responsive interface between audience and group. While Miranda's verbal dexterity is well known, Utkarsh Ambudkar is right there with him and brings a staggering rhythmic gift to his flows.
July 24, 2020
It's modestly amusing and insightful, as well as a worthwhile showcase for a unique comedic art form. But fandom isn't required to appreciate the film.
January 31, 2020
It's warm and personal, but sharp enough to know when to show a few bumps in the road of the mutual admiration society.
February 15, 2020
It's about as sweet to see friendship survive success as it is to see Lin-Manuel Miranda as the world's most adorkable Beastie Boy.
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