The Wrecking Crew
The Wrecking Crew (2015)

What the Funk Brothers did for Motown...The Wrecking Crew did, only bigger, for the West Coast Sound. Six years in a row in the 1960's and early 1970's, the Grammy for "Record of the Year" went to Wrecking Crew recordings.… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 16, 2015
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Wrecking Crew may not achieve the greatness of the many classic songs its subjects helped bring to life, but it remains a heartfelt, overdue tribute to overshadowed brilliance.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

It all feels more like an ambitious home video than a 'proper' film.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

"The Wrecking Crew" succeeds as important cultural history. But it's also deeply personal for Tedesco ...

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Sherilyn Connelly
SF Weekly

Danny Tedesco's joyous documentary The Wrecking Crew is a personal, heartfelt tribute to those unsung heroes.

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Jon Bream
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A must-see for liner-note readers.

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Jim Harrington
San Jose Mercury News

It can be uncomfortable to pull back the curtain on some of the most beloved rock songs of all time. Yet, it's worth it in order to meet The Wrecking Crew.

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Susan G. Cole
NOW Toronto

Did you love all those mid-60s American rock and roll bands? Turns out the Byrds, the Association, even the Beach Boys weren't playing their own instruments.

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John Anderson

Good-natured look at the virtuoso workhorses of classic rock and pop.

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Jon Caramanica
New York Times

Mostly, it's hagiography, with stars like Cher and Brian Wilson used as character witnesses to the players' greatness.

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Craig D. Lindsey
Nashville Scene

Patchy but endearing, The Wrecking Crew is both a sonorous scrapbook and a loquacious love letter.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
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A fascinating documentary - especially for those who love music - that surprises us as we see that so many of those well-known songs were arranged by a group of… More
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ALL ABOUT THAT BASS - My Review of THE WRECKING CREW (4 Stars) Whether you grew up in the 60s/70s or if you're a fan of the classic music from that… More
Sean Gillespie
I'm told by a musican friend of mine that I really respect, that this is a must-see. Independently financed, I believe that it is "on tour"… More