Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. For the uninitiated it is a revelation, and for the aficionado it will surely be a special treat. Its every frame is an expression of love for the music, the underground club scene, its creators and its patrons.
  2. Filmmaker Josell Ramos has his heart in the right place, but his camera is usually in the wrong place, complete with bad lighting and all-around lousy tech credits.
  3. 25
    Anybody involved in the underground scene might get a kick out of Maestro -- but others will likely be bored stiff.
  4. Unfortunately akin to going to a dance club stone cold sober and wearing ear plugs. You get the gist of the general experience, but euphoria is far, far away.
  5. A passionate but messy, often inarticulate home movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Disco gets its due in this lightweight but entertaining look at the underground dance culture that flourished in New York City throughout the 1970s.
  7. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Josell Ramos' docu expounds the joys of clubbing to the uninitiated while regaling aficionados with testimonials about brilliant pioneer deejays and the invention of the tweeter cluster.
  8. Reviewed by: Vince Aletti
    Would be all but unbearable without the excited testimony of the young men and women of color who'd spent their happiest nights at the Loft or the Gallery or Paradise Garage.
  9. Maestro is for people already aware of this history. For everyone else, this is pretty much invitation-only.

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