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: March 13, 2015
DVD 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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Giovanni Fazio
Japan Times

Putting a star rating on this kind of movie is a little pointless: If you grew up on fizzy baby-boom pop music, you're going to want to see it.

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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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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

Worth the wait, it delivers a lot of laughter and generous helpings of dearly licensed grooviness.

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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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Sean Axmaker

... it's satisfying to learn the stories behind the songs that defined a decade and the musicians who never got their due credit for providing the soundtrack of a generation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
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A strangely interesting documentary with a poignant twist, particularly for fans of the music therein (and who isn't?): As you discover that your favorite… 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
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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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