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This movie was a great unfolding surprise to us. It is the most amazing story and we could not wait to tell all of our friends to run, don't walk, to your nearest store to pick it up. Nothing short of a miracle -- and it is a true story.
Saw this on the big screen. Its was interesting and engaging, plus you get a bit of an education about apartheid and the fact that a lot of "whites" (Afrikaners and Anglo-africans) were against apartheid... Read more but lived in fear of the government and its spies. Rodriguez's songs were enjoyable and its just amazing that he was as big as the Beatles in SA, yet the rest of the world never heard of or about him... until now.
Living in Durban ,early 70`s when Cold Fact was released ,it was one of the 4 albums we owned . We loved it .I wasn't aware of bootleg copies as referred to in the movie . It was a liberal city where... Read more Apartheid was regarded ,widely,with contempt .So the music didn't influence us .I have just read 10 reviews of "Sugarman " and agree with every word .
Best movie I have seen this in a long time! The tale of a subtle, humble man and the twists and turns of life. I would not read any more reviews and just pop in the movie blindly and you can be surprised... Read more as the tale unwinds itself. That is what I did and I was pleasantly surprised without knowing the full story of what I was watching, nor whether it was fact or fiction. At the end I just wanted to go out and buy his musical library (almost did buy, but found it on youtube instead). Enjoy!
Just a really great movie more than a documentary, extremely well presented.
I can't believe that we missed out on this talent. He would have given Bob Dylan a run for his money.
This is a must see. Totally recommend.
An engaging and cleverly crafted documentary about the remarkable story of Rodriguez, ignored by the USA, yet a mega-star in South Africa. It's a musical kind of mystery, with a lyrical soundtrack from... Read more the 60s and 70s that makes me want to go out and buy Rodriguez' albums.
Loved this fascinating documentary of a talented musician who gets taken advantage of, while being a huge influence on a generation without knowing anything about it. Great music and an incredible story.
This was an amazing story. So sad, how a great artist was ripped off for years, working in a low paid job while someone was making $$ on his talent. It brought tears to my eyes. Heartwarming in the end. well worth watching this movie.
Astonishing story, as all the reviews have already said. The documentary itself is very good, but not perfect as a cinematic piece, hence not 5 stars, but unbeatable story.
I am so pleased I saw this film and sorry that my flatmate went to bed thinking it wouldn't be interesting! A pity I didn't see this film earlier or I would have known to move heaven and earth to get to the concert in October! Watch it!