Sample This
Sample This (2013)

SAMPLE THIS is the true story of how unknown music producer Michael Viner brought together the greatest studio musicians of the 1970's to create an album that ultimately went nowhere... until the summer of 1973, when DJ Herc took the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This improbably fascinating documentary will be manna from heaven to pop culture devotees.

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

The film offers disappointingly little insight into the music itself.

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Christopher Schobert
The Playlist

...it is hard to walk away too disappointed when the stories are this fascinating-and when the music is this triumphant.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

The movie provides a vivid sense of the period, as well as an intriguing backstage look at the making of improbable pop classics.

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

Sample This contains a wealth of revelations about music and musicians with which most people are intimately familiar yet know little about.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Not nearly as moving, crowd-pleasing or powerful as Searching for Sugar Man or Standing in the Shadows of Motown, but it's nonetheless an insightful, slick and engaging music doc for fans of hip-hop.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

With their love of their craft and their respect for other talents, these bighearted musicians make for a warmly gratifying film to watch.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

It's amazing how the inquisitive eye can find one intriguing cultural thread, tug on it and then unravel a fascinating forgotten history.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The film is nearly as fun as the song.

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