Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2003
Some of it is clever, but it is never melodic/
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
July 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Top Critic
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
April 24, 2009
Stomp veteran Keith Middleton acts as master of ceremonies, his gigantic close-ups suggesting a tap-dancing genie freed from his lamp.
May 23, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tom Strini
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 23, 2004
Most of the performers are amateurs. They practice their art for the love of it, and it's easy to love them for it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Hayes
Orlando Weekly
May 30, 2003
The film is impressive for the sights and sounds of the wondrous beats the world has to offer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Thea Singer
Boston Globe
May 2, 2003
The soundtrack alone -- the literal pulse of the thing -- will rock you in your seat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Herb Lash
Big Movie Zone
February 20, 2003
The movie is one of the best examples of artful Large Format filmmaking you are likely to see anytime soon.
Top Critic
Megan Turner
New York Post
February 20, 2003
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 20, 2003
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.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 22, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
May 22, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
May 31, 2003
Even if you've seen "Stomp" (the stage show), you still have to see this!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
June 16, 2003
A colorful, vibrant introduction to a universal human impulse, lushly photographed and beautifully recorded.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 2, 2004
As soon as it's over you're tempted to buy another ticket and watch it all over again.
Top Critic
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
March 19, 2009

Empire Magazine
May 22, 2003
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