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7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 8

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  1. Nov 21, 2013
    8
    A small town in Alabama became the birth[place of some of the great classic soul hits in the 60s. That was only the beginning for a group of mostly-white men, who created two studios in Muscle Shoals. Later, numerous big names from the Stones to Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded there. This doc outlines 50 years thru interviews with the founders and some of the stars. Great music and a fascinating history. NOTE: Stay thru the credits for one final quote. Expand
  2. Mar 7, 2014
    10
    This is a fantastic & beautifully filmed documentary. It really captures the magic that went into all the music made at that legendary recording studio. I would love to own a copy of the soundtrack.
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
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  1. Reviewed by: Chris Michael
    Oct 24, 2013
    80
    A stubborn charmer whose life was a magnet for tragedy, Hall is the emotional centre not only of the Muscle Shoals sound but of this film.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Oct 24, 2013
    75
    After we hear the hit parade that poured from rural Alabama and meet the men who led it to the top of the charts, we realize that Muscle Shoals could call itself Hitsville, USA.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Oct 24, 2013
    80
    The movie is more a collection of cool people telling great stories than it is a structured documentary (despite Camalier’s attempts in that direction). But in this case, that’s enough.