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Am I Black Enough For You? Reviews

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Slightly woolly overall, though you might find yourself buying the CDs. I did.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

July 3, 2009
Sam Jordison
Film4

A touching story, relatively well told with the bonus of a fine backing track and eloquent interview subjects.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

July 3, 2009
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Philadelphia's soul legend Billy Paul takes centre stage in this intriguing documentary, which teases out the nuances of his complex and often painful career.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

July 3, 2009
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

The film succeeds in making us want to check out the singer's back catalogue.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

July 3, 2009

Uncut Magazine [UK]

The feeling that the film's subject has been over-stretched isn't helped by some crass overdubs of Paul's live performances. Authenticity starts at home.

Full Review Source: Uncut Magazine [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

July 3, 2009
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

This illuminating doc looks back on the Philly singer's life and times. It reveals a vast talent who lost his way through a combination of drugs and bad business decisions.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

July 3, 2009

Sun Online

An intriguing documentary.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

July 3, 2009
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

An affectionate and thoughtful portrait of an artist.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

July 3, 2009
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Despite a few structural problems, Am I Black Enough For You is an engaging and ultimately uplifting film.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

July 3, 2009
Derek Malcolm
This is London

There's not enough about the conflicts between Paul and those who controlled his records but this is a fan-like yet not too oleaginous tribute.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

July 3, 2009
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

It all boils down to a complete lack of focus on the part of the film-makers. Not only do they fail to get their questions answered, they also run out of material so disastrously.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

July 3, 2009
Josh Winning
Little White Lies

The old fella's still got it, but you'll wish you knew more about him.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 3, 2009
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

It's clear that there isn't enough imagery to cover the narrative. This is a 50-minute radio programme stuck in 90 minutes of pixels.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

July 3, 2009
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Am I Black Enough for You is a brain-curdling essay in docu-sycophancy.

Full Review Source: Financial Times

July 3, 2009
Robert Hanks
Independent

Olsson, a Swedish enthusiast, doesn't manage to resolve the questions or even convince me that they're interesting enough to sustain a whole film.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

July 3, 2009
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