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Miss Sharon Jones!2016

Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)



Critic Consensus: Miss Sharon Jones! only captures a portion of its subject's power -- or her inspiring story -- but that's more than enough to offer absorbing, entertaining viewing for fans and newcomers alike.

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A year in the life of the popular funk/soul singer who was trying to release a new album while battling pancreatic cancer.

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The film's real success lies in having Jones as its primary subject, and that's because she's a wickedly funny, fierce, phenomenal force of nature, a positive, vivacious character whose generosity and charisma touches every single person.

August 25, 2016 | Full Review…

"You think you've seen something/ Lord, I've just begun," Sharon Jones sings, and you don't doubt her for a second.

August 25, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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Initially dismissed by a record exec as "too black, too short, too old," to succeed, dynamic R&B powerhouse Sharon Jones wasn't about to let that, or anything else, stop her.

August 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

We don't learn enough about Jones away from her cancer. And because Jones is not especially insightful about her disease (not many people could be), we don't learn enough about her within it, either.

August 19, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

What makes "Miss Sharon Jones" most captivating is how its subject, in spite of hardship, remains a magnetic stage presence.

August 11, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Yes, cancer sucks. But frankly, there's nothing distinctive about this documentary, even though it's about a very distinctive person.

August 10, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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