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  • Summary: Who Do You Love is an intimate portrayal of how Phil and Leonard Chess built the legendary music label Chess Records. Chess launched some of the best loved names in Blues and Rock & Roll, and the film features authentic musical performances and a score steeped in hits from the Chess Records canon including Muddy Waters’ Stuff You Gotta Watch, Etta James’ At Last, and Bo Diddley’s Who Do You Love. (International Film Circuit) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 80
    For the most part, though, Who Do You Love does a marvelous job of recreating the times and the music and, most of all, of bringing to life this behind-the-scenes giant of the music business.
  2. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Nostalgia and blues buffs who missed that lively film ("Cadillac Records") could do worse than this entertaining, if sometimes slight, revisit directed by Broadway veteran Jerry Zaks.
  3. Who Do You Love, directed by Broadway veteran Jerry Zaks, pays attention to the music but to its credit pays even more attention to the actors and story.
  4. 63
    I think more edge is needed, more reality about the racial situation at the time, more insight into how and why R&B and rock ’n’ roll actually did forever transform societies in America and the world.
  5. Has neither the star power nor the epic sense of itself that infused “Cadillac Records,” the 2008 film on the same subject.
  6. 58
    Works best when it isn’t about freezing time and explaining moments in pop-music history, but is instead about guys playing music together.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Goes from awful to insufferable.

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  1. Jun 27, 2014
    I saw this at the 2008 Toronto Festival and loved it!!! Very well done and very enjoyable! Sorry it did not score commercially... All should see this--- it is real and compelling and interesting... Enjoy! Best, Neal H. Hurwitz NY NY 212-222-9112 Expand