Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (2006)

This film chronicles the production of the 2005 Herbie Hancock album "Possibilities," in which the jazz icon collaborates with a diverse roster of musicians. It also delves into Hancock's life, with archival footage including… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Josh Kun
Los Angeles Times

[Possibilities] feels more like a behind-the-scenes CD promo than a fully realized film.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

With elder-statesman words of wisdom from the man himself, Possibilities celebrates an impulse that's too rare in modern music: the love behind the labor of creation.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

A cynic might regard Herbie Hancock: Possibilities as a glorified 'making of' video, fleshed out with some archival footage and clips from recent concerts.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

As directed by Doug Biro and Jon Fine, the film plays like one long commercial.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

What we have here is a solid documentary covering one of the icons of modern music.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

[The archival clips] are more interesting than the present-day material, which has the bland smoothness of a promotional press kit.

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Laura Kern
New York Times

This documentary portrays the intense collaborative efforts that went into the recording of Herbie Hancocks latest album, Possibilities.

Phil Gallo
Variety

Possibilities will likely draw in only the most hardcore of Hancock's fans.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Hancock's political musings seem mostly out of place in a film that, in essence, is little more than a glorified EPK.

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