The Sparks Brothers

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Synopsis

How can one rock band be successful, underrated, hugely influential, and criminally overlooked all at the same time? Edgar Wright’s debut documentary THE SPARKS BROTHERS, which features commentary from celebrity fans Flea, Jane Wiedlin, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman, and more, takes audiences on a musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael celebrating the inspiring legacy of Sparks: your favorite band’s favorite band.

Cast

  • Ron Mael
  • Edgar Wright
  • Russell Mael
  • Flea
  • Beck
  • Jack Antonoff
  • Jason Schwartzman
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Jane Wiedlin

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Metacritic

80
Jun 18, 2021

Accentuated by smart insights from collaborators, celebrity fans and fellow musicians, the documentary is as deeply affectionate as Sparks’ songs are catchy and offbeat.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily
70
Feb 2, 2021

While The Sparks Brothers may be a bit too exhaustive for those merely seeking an introduction to the band, longtime fans will be thrilled by the deluxe treatment.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
70
Feb 2, 2021

It’s excessive and exhausting and elusive, and entirely in keeping with the curious career of the Mael brothers.

Metacritic review by Steve Pond
Steve Pond
TheWrap