• Released
  • January 13, 2012
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • Documentary
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By Andrew O'Hehir
Most famously, Belafonte ignited immense controversy both within and without the black community by repeatedly suggesting that Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice were the "house slaves" of the George W. Bush administration.
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The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The revelations keep coming in Sing Your Song and it's hard not to go googly eyed when, for a 1963 CBS special, you see Mr. Belafonte discussing the march on Washington with some fellow marchers, Mr. Poitier, Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, Charlton Heston and the film director Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Belafonte still finds ways to address injustice - and now we have over 50 years of his example to follow and his music to enjoy.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
It's valuable for both the vintage footage Rostock has collected and for the observations provided by Belafonte, who is as charming, handsome and persuasive in his mid-80s as he ever was.
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Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
Really more of an effusive autobiography of the 84-year-old singer-actor than a traditional documentary, so be prepared for something close to sainthood in its tone.
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Moving and enlightening as it serves up a crash-course in 20th-century history.
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Slant Magazine

It's likely, then, that the film was directed by Susanne Rostock the same way Belfonte's new memoir, My Song, was written with Vanity Fair's Michael Shnayerson: to articulate, polish, and edit what the vociferous and at times alarmingly honest Belfonte wants to tell us without injuring his credibility outside of the left any further.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
There's a more courageous profile waiting to be made by someone who understands the man better.
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Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
Produced by his youngest daughter, Gina, this profile of Harry Belafonte, foregrounding the 84-year-old actor and singer's political activism, is a moving if occasionally wearying hagiography.
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73 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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