8.1/10 (IMDB)

The Sparks Brothers

2h 21m Documentary | Music
The Sparks Brothers
The Sparks Brothers

About

"How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Take a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers Russell & Ron Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band's favorite band."

Director

Edgar Wright

Cast

Beck, Jane Wiedlin, Christi Haydon, Dean Menta

Rating

R

Year

2021

Country

UK, USA

Language

English

Show Times


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "Transmitting such a deep and moving paean of a band, the music they’ve created, the complex humans behind it, and bow-down respect for the long-haul resilience they’ve demonstrated over years of ups and downs, Wright presents a movie like a superdeluxe mixtape gift, adorned with loving attention to detail, gorgeous artwork, footnotes, and other bells and whistles, that is extremely easy to fall head over heels for regardless of your conversant knowledge of the band or its odd, but catchy music."
    - The Playlist
  • "This portrait of Sparks is just as lighthearted and delightful as the music you’ll be tapping your toe to throughout the entire movie. As soon as the movie is over, you’ll probably be adding Sparks songs to your streaming playlists and hoping that this won’t be the last time that Edgar Wright feels compelled to give us a deep dive into one of his favorite musical acts."
    - Slashfilm
  • "To watch THE SPARKS BROTHERS is to listen to a superfan corner you at a party and evangelize about their favorite band with all the verve of a street preacher. He’s lucky, then, that Sparks is worth the praise, and that Wright’s breathless enthusiasm matches their cheeky, irreverent vibe."
    - Consequence of Sound

Festivals

  • South by Southwest Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Hot Docs Int'l Film Festival
  • Independent Film Festival of Boston