Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (2010)

A portrait of the legendary Canadian rock band Rush from their early days in Toronto, through each of their landmark albums, to the present day.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 29, 2010
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Dunn and McFadyen have done Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart the service of resolving their eventful, four-decade career. It's a smart, lyrical, often funny movie.

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Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Conveying information and insight without artifice, Beyond the Lighted Stage uses every frame to wittily and touchingly convey a story that had yet to be properly told -- about a band and improbable worldwide phenomenon that is Canada's own.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Aficionados will be gripped, while those not attracted to the sounds will be charmed by the characters.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Fans will gorge on this deft, year-by-year portrait of the ultimate enduring cult band. And even a skeptic may come away with an affection for the intricate labor of Rush's skewed-time-signature epics.

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Robert Levin
Film School Rejects

It's the three-dimensional portrait of the band members that sets the film apart.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The great thing about "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage" is that the documentary enables a new-found respect and regard for an incredibly energetic and creative band that recognize their strength as the sum of their talented parts.

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Andrew Pulver
Guardian

A wonderfully engaging and genuinely interesting career profile of Rush, those most derided of prog-rock shriekers, tracing their path from anonymous Toronto suburbia to self-effacing power-trio legends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
An intimate look at one of the most storied and creative bands of all-time, and how their decorated 40-year career started and the bumps any great band… More
John Ballantine
I am convinced that the guys who made this film are only in the biz to meet all of the bands that they idolize. Show me something that doesn't involve hard… More
Alex roy
A very interesting film about one of rocks most intriguing bands. Rush is one of the most powerful power trios in rock history and this film is the inside story… More
Cameron Johnson
"Rush, Rush, I thought I heard her callin' my name now!" For some reason, whenever I hear this band's name, I can't help but think of… More