"In this sterling documentary, a wealth of archival material paints the most complete picture yet of these humble heroes."   

- Peter Howell, The Toronto Star

"A wonderfully engaging and genuinely interesting career profile of Rush, those most derided of prog-rock shriekers."   

- Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

…with revelatory interviews and the rarest of rare performance footage,
Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage successfully explains why fans have connected with Rush so strongly for so long."  

 - Guy Dixon, The Globe and Mail

"…Dunn and McFadyen always respect their subjects- and by the end of the movie, so will you, NNNN"   

- Norm Wilner, Now Magazine

"Rush Beyond the Lighted Stage is a smart, lyrical, often funny movie..."

- Stephen Cole, The Globe and Mail

…a consistently engaging, entertaining, and fast-moving doc, 

even for non-fanatics."   

- Robert Levin, Film School Rejects


"Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen have crafted a documentary that immerses the Canadian band’s fans in such a full-on experience that it may cause heads to explode with a surfeit of rock-geek joy…The film steps back on the narration to add a rich non-musical dimension to the stories of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart that makes this as much a doc about male bonding, devotion to craft and facing heartbreak as it is the story of the rise of rock icons…"  

- Linda Barnard, The Toronto Star

Beyond the Lighted Stage uses every frame to wittily and touchingly convey a story that had yet to be properly told — about a band and improbable worldwide phenomenon that is Canada’s own."   

- Jim Slotek, Jam!Movies

"…an amazingly thorough documentary tribute to Toronto’s most famous musical export. Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage is the story of DIY perseverance and non-compromise to be relished by 

fans and non-fans alike…"   

- Stuart Berman, Eye Weekly