Searching for Sugar Man
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.... (Full plot summary below)

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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

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San Francisco Chronicle - 10/10 by Peter Hartlaub Music executive Clarence Avant says Rodriguez sold about six copies of each of his two albums. Multiply that by the number of people who see this movie.
Philadelphia Inquirer - 10/10 by Steven Rea Beautiful and revelatory, Searching for Sugar Man also incorporates huge chunks of Rodriguez's music.
Times-Picayune - 10/10 by Mike Scott Part music documentary, part mystery, all inspirational homage to unrecognized genius everywhere.
Charlotte Observer - 10/10 by Lawrence Toppman Searching for Sugar Man reminds us that a wise man knows lasting riches are never the result of record sales.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10/10 by Joe Williams It starts as a bittersweet parable about the cruelty of commerce, but the wonder of "Searching for Sugar Man" will not soon slip away.
ComingSoon.net - 10/10 by Edward Douglas A gloriously inspirational comeback tale that leaves you feeling anything is possible.
USA Today - 10/10 by Claudia Puig The way in which this fascinating story unfolds, as directed by Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, renders it thoroughly captivating, often exhilarating.
NPR - 10/10 by Ella Taylor The movie's most potent emotional payoff is less Rodriguez's delayed success story - the fulfillment of many a frustrated rocker's fantasies - than the mysteries it leaves unsolved.
Daily Mail (UK) - 10/10 by Christopher Tookey This film tells a tale far too incredible to be true - yet it is, indeed, a documentary.
ViewLondon - 10/10 by Matthew Turner Hugely entertaining and powerfully emotional, this is a terrific, well made documentary that tells a gripping story and unearths an astonishing musical find; it's also one of the best films of the year.
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/10 by Roger Ebert I hope you're able to see this film. You deserve to. And yes, it exists because we need for it to.
Newsday - 9/10 by John Anderson The search for a long-lost pop icon has an unexpected payoff.

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