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Searching for Sugar Man (2012)


Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.

Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

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Released Year: 2012
Runtime: 85 minutes
Directors: Malik Bendjelloul

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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. The film won Best Documentary at the 85th Academy Awards.

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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.
80
Empire - Anna Smith
Music fans will love this indie documentary. Try to avoid Googling him before you watch, though.
80
Total Film - Unnamed
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.
70
Variety - Dennis Harvey
A winning musical detective story about a failed, forgotten early '70s rocker.
70
Village Voice - Unnamed
Fluid, open-ended documentaries that demand more of an audience than foregone assent or fleeting bouts of passive outrage are rare these days, which is what makes Malik Bendjelloul's Searching for Sugar Man such a gift.

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