"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
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