This Time
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They've sung back-up for Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, Dusty Springfield and Jimi Hendrix, been homeless while their songs were on the charts, and struggled to fill tiny cabarets while fighting for their big break - all the while holding tight to their dignity and to their dreams. A new documentary work by filmmaker Victor Mignatti, THIS TIME explores a world far from the overnight television sensations of "American Idol," capturing the underbelly of an industry that relies on the ever-present pool of new artists waiting for their chance at stardom. Accompanied… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This earnest, at times touching, reach-for-your-dreams doc about musical hopefuls in middle age gets sidetracked quickly."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Scruffy documentary, in need of more focus, about the travails of ever-aspiring singers has rewarding moments among the randomness."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"It's difficult to understand what's film-worthy about these people, or why their stories have been joined."
‑ Alison Willmore, AV Club
"As with many similar films, there is an excess of clips, with the music left in teasing snippets."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Director Victor Mignatti's engaging but near fatally bifurcated dispatch from the fringes of the floundering music industry."
‑ Michelle Orange, Village Voice
"Documentary director Victor Magnatti is more comfortable with loud and proud, and perhaps a tad suspicious of insinuation and circumspection."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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