Rock the Bells

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  • Summary: Personifying the fierce independence and do-it-yourself spirit of the Hip Hop movement, festival producer Chang Weisberg puts everything on the line for his impossible dream of reuniting notorious no-shows The Wu-Tang Clan. (Open Road)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    88
    Rock the Bells doesn't just delve behind the scenes; it makes a showstopping guest-MC out of each crazy new obstacle.
  2. 80
    Tense, hilarious and totally serendipitous.
  3. 80
    An electrifying, occasionally terrifying documentary.
  4. Stressful to watch, but its entertaining stage performances and document of people under pressure should interest even non-rap fans.
  5. For connoisseurs of stories of show business near-disasters, "Bells" is compelling viewing.
  6. 70
    In a film that quickly reveals itself to be a love letter to Wu, some of the best moments have nothing to do with that legendary hip-hop collective: Sage Francis taunting the unruly, increasingly tense crowd with his cerebral, political performance-art hip-hop; Redman playfully admonishing his young son to be good and then giving the boy a kiss when the paternal command wounds.
  7. 60
    This isn't about the verities of hip-hop so much as the chaos and confusion of mounting a big production with a slew of stoned MCs.

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  1. ClaudeS.
    Apr 16, 2007
    10
    First and foremost, I think it is a nice little film, I've always loved the concerts, and as a hard-core hip-hop music fan myself, it First and foremost, I think it is a nice little film, I've always loved the concerts, and as a hard-core hip-hop music fan myself, it hits me in the spot for it intrigues me and provides new insight into the music business and I like the music. Expand