Thunder Soul has real filmmaking, real history and real pleasure in it...
| Original Score: 4/5
Serves as a rousing testament to the singular blessings of music education, since there's nothing inherent or automatic about kids learning how to groove.
| Original Score: 3/5
Sometimes you just can't fight the funk; as much as you might resist the film's more maudlin scenes, not succumbing to the band's signature tune, "Head Wiggle," is impossible.
It traffics in broad feeling and fluff, but despite the familiarity of its themes, manages to not turn cloying.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Moving and joyful, an authentic pleaser for crowds of all ages, inspiring for people in all seasons of life.
| Original Score: 5/5
A genuinely moving and powerful doc about one of the great funk bands ever, that just happened to be a high school band.
| Original Score: B+