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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Docu of prolific musician/composer/producer; some profanity.

Movie NR 2018 125 minutes
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Quincy’s musical contributions & story are so inspiring!

It’s obvious to see the love that went into the making of this documentary. Truly had no idea what a Quincy fan I already was until watching this Netflix documentary. The only disappointment was that it’s not a series with more to watch, learn, and listen to. What an incredible talent. Also great to see was the love from all his family, including ex-wives, children, etc., Just like all of us, he’s an imperfect individual. However he was willing to let us all see inside his history through the camera lens and his daughter Rashida following him around, even into a hospital room. Have watched it twice and will watch it again. Thank you to the Jones family!!

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Rashida Jones and co-director Alan Hicks have filmed a celebration of the life of an extraordinary talent with an illustrious musical history and an intriguing personal life. And Quincy is without question a celebration. The man's struggles -- with a fraught childhood and a less-than-stable personal life in his adult years -- are reflected upon, but not explored in-depth. It's the filmmakers' choice, as is having Jones himself do the narration. It's a daughter's prerogative to help establish her father's substantial legacy. Jones and Hicks clearly give Quincy Jones his due. The many historical moments -- his partnerships with other musical icons, earliest jobs with Lionel Hampton, Count Basie, and others, his stunning participation in film scoring and producing (The Wiz, The Color Purple) -- are film highlights.

Running a little over two hours, the film feels long at times, and the countless moves from the present to the past and back again aren't always seamless. Still, Quincy is a welcome tribute to a man whose work ethic is almost as astonishing as his talent, and whose efforts on behalf of others deserve recognition.

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