• Released
  • September 13, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 25 min
  • Documentary
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Synopsis: The true story of famed music producer Michael Viner.

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75

RogerEbert.com

By Odie Henderson
Even if you lack a wealth of rap knowledge, Sample This is still worth seeing. Like "20 Feet from Stardom" and "Standing in the Shadows of...
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75

Washington Post

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The movie provides a vivid sense of the period, as well as an intriguing backstage look at the making of improbable pop classics.
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75

The Playlist

Would Sample This have been more effective as a 30-minute short? Without question. But it is hard to walk away too disappointed when the...
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70

Village Voice

By Chris Packham
The music is incredible, and through interviews with Rosey Grier, Afrika Bambaataa, Questlove, and a squadron of old-school studio...
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70

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
The real pleasure of this film lies in its recognition of session artists and in the oddities and mysteries within the evolution of any...
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60

The Dissolve

By Jen Chaney
As an enjoyable documentary about the history behind a surprising game-changer of a song, this film works well. But it misses the...
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50

Los Angeles Times

By Inkoo Kang
The film offers disappointingly little insight into the music itself.
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Rated NR