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

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 16, 2015
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Critic Score: 93% 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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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

The documentary makes fascinating connections between the fledgling high-showbiz days of rock 'n' roll and the rise of more versatile singer-songwriters in the 1970s.

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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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Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

The fact it's directed by the son of guitar ace Tommy Tedesco adds a defining sense of purpose, and a bit more heart.

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John Anderson
Newsday

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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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

It's a fascinating insight into how a classic song is crafted.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Glenn Gaylord
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