Herbie Hancock: Possibilities
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
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 rare shots of the Miles Davis Quintet.

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[Possibilities] feels more like a behind-the-scenes CD promo than a fully realized film."
‑ Josh Kun, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"A cynic might regard Herbie Hancock: Possibilities as a glorified 'making of' video, fleshed out with some archival footage and clips from recent concerts."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"As directed by Doug Biro and Jon Fine, the film plays like one long commercial."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"What we have here is a solid documentary covering one of the icons of modern music."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"[The archival clips] are more interesting than the present-day material, which has the bland smoothness of a promotional press kit."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This documentary portrays the intense collaborative efforts that went into the recording of Herbie Hancocks latest album, Possibilities."
‑ Laura Kern, New York Times
"Possibilities will likely draw in only the most hardcore of Hancock's fans."
‑ Phil Gallo, Variety
"Hancock's political musings seem mostly out of place in a film that, in essence, is little more than a glorified EPK."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
More reviews for Herbie Hancock: Possibilities on Rotten Tomatoes