2 hours 21 minutes | Rated M
Growing up in the ’60s, Los Angeles brothers Ron and Russell got by on a heavy diet of popcorn matinees and pop music until the spotlight of school talent shows illuminated their way on a musical journey as the Sparks and spawned 25 studio albums. Edgar Wright’s vision brings five decades of invention to life through animations and interviews, digging deeply into the band’s rich, career-spanning archival.
Director Edgar Wright’s documentary thoroughly recounts the siblings’ 50-year career with help from admiring musicians and famous fans. Chicago Sun-Times
Wright’s debut documentary may seem a shift from his long career of modern screwball comedy, but he’s almost accidentally perfect, channeling his own obsession with the understatedly quirky band into a pitch-perfect examination. Austin Chronicle
Wright, the virtuoso director of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Baby Driver,” among others, and an ace soundtrack assembler, is uniquely suited to make this tribute. New York Times