Rock the Bells
Rock the Bells (2007)

The efforts of one tireless concert promoter reuniting legendary hip-hop outfit the Wu-Tang Clan for one final farewell concert form the central story of filmmaker Denis Henry Hennelly's look at the events that led up to the group's… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 4, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 31, 2007
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Rock the Bells deals with the mechanics of how to pull off a concert, not with what brought Wu-Tang Clan together or split them up. The impressive teamwork of the promoters upstages the egos of hip-hop divos and their rampaging fans.

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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times

Rock the Bells is stressful to watch, but its entertaining stage performances and document of people under pressure should interest even non-rap fans.

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Karina Longworth

A love letter to fans and fandom that is so heartfelt, it bleeds through the boundaries of musical taste.

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Kevin M. Williams
Chicago Tribune

A flat-out stunner that combines a celebration of hip-hop culture with a disaster film.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Rock the Bells [ends] on a high note, but in a minor chord of sadness.

Los Angeles Daily News

The show goes on -- despite the Wu-Tang Clan.

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Neva Chonin
San Francisco Chronicle

Humorously, but with knuckles bared, captures every twitch of angst, chaos and near-calamity that unfolds as the concert draws near and Weisberg's dream devolves into a nightmare.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

For connoisseurs of stories of show business near-disasters, Bells is compelling viewing.

Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine

Rock the Bells' homespun documentary aesthetic evokes a DVD special feature more than an actual film.

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