The Story of Lovers Rock
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not all the interviewees are equally interesting, and an audience unfamiliar with the hits and stars may get antsy during some of the reminiscing. But Mr. Shabazz conveys a love of the music and its culture."
‑ Rachel Saltz, New York Times
"You can add The Story of Lovers Rock to the short list of must-see, politically-tinged documentaries which shed light on the cultural roots of a lesser-known musical genre, ala Calypso Dreams and Buena Vista Social Club."
‑ Kam Williams,
"Long on people speaking and comedic reminiscence, 'The Story of Lover's Rock' is short on sustained complete performance-examples."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"It's the music that matters, and that is put on the screen with real skill and affection."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"The Story of Lovers Rock, an unapologetically single-minded appeal for the legacy of this music, is amateurish but appealingly shaggy."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"There's a lot of misty-eyed nostalgia in this tribute to the forgotten 70s subgenre of 'lover's rock', but sadly not much archive footage."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
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