General Information

Glossary: B
Released Year: 1994
Runtime: 100 minutes
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Directors: Iain Softley
Writers: Iain Softley, Michael Thomas
Casts: Sheryl Lee, Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Scot Williams, Kai Wiesinger, Jennifer Ehle, Marcelle Duprey, John White, Bernard Merrick, Nicholas Tennant, Finola Geraghty, Rob Spendlove, Charlie Caine
IMDB: Backbeat (1994) - IMDB

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IMDB Rating: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A

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The A.V. Club - Nathan Rabin
Though unabashedly manipulative in its storytelling and structure, Searching For Sugar Man ultimately earns its happy ending and buzzy, crowd-pleasing populist appeal by alchemizing trembling inner-city pain into transcendent international beauty.
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Total Film -
The tale is better than the telling – and the soundtrack's better still – but music this monumental demands its moment. Now go and buy the album.
67
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum
The yarn is too irresistible: We're fed plenty of sugar in this authorized fairy tale, but are left hungry for beef.
60
Time Out - Joshua Rothkopf
So why is this songwriter, so articulate on vinyl, so vague and spacey in current-day interviews? Something happened here, deeper than an aborted quest for fame, and the documentary hasn't gotten to it.

Backbeat (1994)


A pre-fame Beatles head for the seedy clubs of Hamburg in search of success. The band meet up with a group of trendy German beatniks, one of whom (Astrid Kircherr) bass guitarist Stuart Sutcliffe falls in love with. Whilst best friend John Lennon can only watch, Sutcliffe has to choose between rock 'n roll and a new life in Germany...