• Released
  • May 11, 2012
  • NR , 1 hr 42 min
  • Documentary
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Under African Skies Synopsis
Paul Simon returns to South Africa for a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of "Graceland."
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Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
The result is doubly satisfying: We get not only a trenchant political drama but a bang-up concert film as well.
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90

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The film skillfully interweaves several strands to tell a true story with a happy ending.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Powered by Simon's brilliance, Under African Skies is a cultural lightning bolt that soars on its music and an unshakable belief in the...
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Joe Berlinger mixes archival footage, concert scenes, interviews and present-day reunions to meld a harmonious, fair-minded,...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A pure-bliss celebration of Paul Simon's landmark album Graceland coupled with an interesting if not unbiased look at the controversy...
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75

Slant Magazine

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It does lightly suggest scintillating questions about the responsibility artists have in reflecting current political moments in their...
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70

Variety

By Rob Nelson
Under African Skies is appreciably smarter than most celebrity musician documentaries.
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
Time and changing tides have been kind to Graceland (and to the local musicians who've since become internationally renowned), but an...
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Rated NR