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  • Summary: The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story is an intimate journey through the lives of Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman, the astoundingly prolific, Academy Award-winning songwriting team that defined family musical entertainment for five decades. The feature-length documentary, conceived produced and directed by two of the songwriter' sons, takes audiences behind the scene of the Hollywood magic factory and offers a rare glimpse of a unique creative process at work. It also explores a deep and longstanding rift that has kept the brothers personally estranged throughout much of their unparalleled professional partnership. (Walt Disney Pictures) Expand
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  1. The result is an excellent film - entertaining and informative and sometimes stunning in its display of the personal demons shared by these two geniuses.
  2. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    90
    Boys is first-rate cinema archaeology. What pushes it beyond that is the brutal honesty with which the sibling rivalry between the elder Shermans is depicted; theirs is a palpable mixture of love and disdain that led to the men not socializing with each other for more than 40 years.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    80
    Engaging documentary draws on plentiful archival footage and A-list interviewees, and should lure dedicated nostalgists.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    A touching and illuminating documentary.
  5. 75
    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and a host of other notables sing the praises of the estranged siblings, whose work is illustrated by copious film clips.
  6. 70
    Comprehensive, fulfilling film.

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