Soul Power Synopsis
The three-day music festival Zaire ‘74 is documented.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Explosively exciting film.
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88

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Soul Power is both a funk-tastic time capsule and a timeless celebration of the human spirit.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Period pieces can be marvelous or musty, depending on the period, as well as the piece. Soul Power is marvelous.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Anyone awed by 1996's "When We Were Kings" - and really, that should be anyone who's seen it - will consider this vivid companion piece...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The idea is to share with us that this show happened. But gluttons for these artists and for music festivals in general might wonder, as I...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What's infectious in Soul Power is the almost shocking optimism of its America-meets-Africa '70s world-beat vibe.
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65

NPR

Delightfully, Kinshasa's streets are alive with music, and snippets of sidewalk performances are integrated into the movie. The musicians...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The concert footage is mesmerizing; the planning leading up to the show is pedestrian.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

While there's an awful lot to like about this infectious celebration of a remarkable event featuring some superb, larger-than-life...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
As the record of a cultural event, Soul Power is a hit-and-miss affair.
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Powerful, Soulful--Soul Power Rocks

By morningcolors
Highlights: Ray Barretto jamming in the street with African drummers, BB King jamming on the plane (on acoustic) with Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, and other members of the Fania All-Stars; BB getting...

Soul Power

By Rich S
A pretty well composed documentary of a concert and an abortive Boxing title match between Muhammed Ali and George Foreman in which Ali attempts to regain his championship after much difficulty with...

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Rated PG-13 | For some thematic elements and brief strong language