| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 3/5
This is an expertly assembled film, catching us by the throat early on with the deeply resonant songs and anecdotes, and then tweaking our minds as well.
Director Lee Hirsch expertly weaves in historical footage, photographs and recordings, but the most poignant moments are when the camera is focused on people singing.
| Original Score: 83/100
Like the songs themselves, "Amandla!" tells a terrible story in a most enthusiastic and upbeat way.
| Original Score: 3/4
The film has its share of uplifting and emotionally satisfying moments, and the inclusion of performances by South African musicians surely makes it a must-see for die-hard fans.
Directed by Lee Hirsch, Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony is one of the best documentaries that focus on the grass roots of the music that told everyone and educated them about apartheid.
A fascinating and insightful film.
| Original Score: 9/10
A remarkable and persuasive argument on behalf of music as a political weapon.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
This is powerful stuff, presented unblinkingly and yet with rousing ardour.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's uplifting and lively and filled with fascinating characters, stories and songs.
The power of voices raised together comes through with a clear elation that's undeniable, and in the end Amandla! makes you want to sing.
| Original Score: B
Don't miss this wonderful documentary.
A documentary that is as thoughtful and inspiring as the music it celebrates.
| Original Score: 4/4
The sound of liberation, set to the beat of human destiny.
An unusually engrossing picture.
A pleasure -- musically, intellectually and emotionally.