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Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey

Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (2002)

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Average Rating: 7.6/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 0

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Regardless of the differences in where we live or how we look, all human beings share the experience of rhythm and music. 'Pulse: a Stomp Odyssey' takes us on a world tour of music, rhythm and dance. From the sound of a Native American drum echoing off the canyon walls of New Mexico to the thunderous Kodo drum in Japan, from the percussion of the South African Gumboot Dancers to the grace of Eva la Yerbabuena's flamenco dance, 'Pulse' takes us on a journey of 10 thousand miles and five

Jan 1, 1998

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (1)

Stomp veteran Keith Middleton acts as master of ceremonies, his gigantic close-ups suggesting a tap-dancing genie freed from his lamp.

April 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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It's a brave attempt to tap into the heartbeat of the world, a salute to the universal language of rhythm and a zippy sampling of sounds.

May 22, 2003 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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The soundtrack alone -- the literal pulse of the thing -- will rock you in your seat.

May 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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The diversity of the artists represented, both in terms of style and ethnicity, prevents the proceedings from feeling repetitious, as does the appropriately brief 40-minute running time.

February 20, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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The camera soars above the globe in dazzling panoramic shots that make the most of the large-screen format, before swooping down on a string of exotic locales, scooping the whole world up in a joyous communal festival of rhythm.

February 20, 2003
New York Post
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Most of the performers are amateurs. They practice their art for the love of it, and it's easy to love them for it.

July 23, 2004
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

As soon as it's over you're tempted to buy another ticket and watch it all over again.

January 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Kansas City Star
Kansas City Star

A colorful, vibrant introduction to a universal human impulse, lushly photographed and beautifully recorded.

June 16, 2003 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Even if you've seen "Stomp" (the stage show), you still have to see this!

May 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

The film is impressive for the sights and sounds of the wondrous beats the world has to offer.

May 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly
Orlando Weekly

The large-format film is well suited to capture these musicians in full regalia and the incredible IMAX sound system lets you feel the beat down to your toes.

May 23, 2003 Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com

Though of particular interest to students and enthusiast of international dance and world music, the film is designed to make viewers of all ages, cultural backgrounds and rhythmic ability want to get up and dance.

May 22, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Some of it is clever, but it is never melodic/

April 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The movie is one of the best examples of artful Large Format filmmaking you are likely to see anytime soon.

February 20, 2003 Full Review Source: Big Movie Zone
Big Movie Zone

Audience Reviews for Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey

Pretty cool journey through the percussion world.
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