• Released
  • September 27, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG , 1 hr 51 min
  • Documentary
  • 33 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Greg Camalier pays tribute to an Alabama city that holds a prominent place in music history.

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

75
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

Chicago Sun-Times

Do not leave the film until the last credit rolls by.
Full Review
88

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
To fans who know the tunes by heart, hearing their history is never less than thrilling. And if you’ve heard that line about “Swampers” and...
Full Review
88

Philadelphia Inquirer

Muscle Shoals isn't perfect. Neither Bono nor Alicia Keyes has any business being in the movie, though Bono does wax poetic about the...
Full Review
85

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Only the genre's most studious followers will be able to watch Muscle Shoals without being regularly astonished: Even if it sometimes gets...
Full Review
83

The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
While Muscle Shoals and its presentation doesn't reinvent the wheel—this is your standard talking heads documentary—the treasure trove of...
Full Review
80

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A trove of great stills and movie footage accompanies the colorful anecdotes, but the film's most consistent pleasure is the way...
Full Review
80

Empire

By Phil de Semlyen
A stomping good documentary.
Full Review
80

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Greg "Freddy" Camalier's engaging new doc Muscle Shoals stands as a winning tribute to the coastal Alabama studio, musicians, and engineers...
Full Review
80

The Telegraph

Overall, it’s joyous, uplifting – and as funky as the music at its heart.
Full Review
50

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
At once overstuffed with interviews and intellectually underdeveloped, the movie charts the area’s music industry and what is lyrically if...
Full Review

Fan Reviews

Did You See This Movie?

Be the first to write a review!

More Info

Rated PG | For thematic elements, brief partial nudity, smoking and language