Directed by Malik Bendjelloul
Grade: B 
As is the role of the documentary ‘Sugar Man’ surely succeeds in exploring a figure unconcerned with the limelight, the fate and whereabouts of humble musician Rodriguez an unlikely focus for grander commentary on how we treat artists as idols. A modestly-compiled story of researchers converging, the film takes a while to develop, and once its series of intriguing twists are revealed it struggles to regain that level of interest. Still, those with a reverence of cultural heritage may well be heartened by Bendjelloul’s treatment of this mystery, and the value that comes from watching a hazy legend evolve into a tangible reality. There’s something truly fascinating about a legacy being created through an unknown, and a talented figure of yesteryear finally acknowledged away from the confines of hear’ say.