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Thunder Soul Reviews

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Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal

A touching tribute to a teacher who managed to inspire his students not only to do good work but to live good lives.

Full Review Source: Akron Beacon Journal | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 22, 2011
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine

It traffics in broad feeling and fluff, but despite the familiarity of its themes, manages to not turn cloying.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 19, 2011
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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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.

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

September 21, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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An uplifting and entertaining film...

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/4

September 25, 2011
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...the unstoppable power of the music is an undeniable, stone groove

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: A

October 16, 2011
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B+

October 8, 2011
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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In an era when arts education is frequently on the chopping block, Thunder Soul reminds us of the impact that great music can have on both the listener and the performer.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

September 22, 2011
William Goss
Film.com
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All of the agreeable ingredients are there, but director Mark Landsman doesn't coast on the built-in feel-good factor.

Full Review Source: Film.com

October 7, 2011
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thunder Soul is touching, charming and easy to love.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: A-

September 23, 2011
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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Thunder Soul has real filmmaking, real history and real pleasure in it...

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

September 21, 2011
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A genuinely moving and powerful doc about one of the great funk bands ever, that just happened to be a high school band.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 8, 2011
Kam Williams
AALBC.com

They don't make 'em like Prof anymore!

Full Review Source: AALBC.com | Original Score: 4/4

October 14, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Warm memories of one school under a groove and a moving ending that no screenwriter could improve upon.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 4/5

September 23, 2011
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

A film flooded with memories and declarations of respect, laughs and tears, and plenty of funk to keep toes tapping along as director Mark Landsman investigates how one man's authority carried from high school to the modern day.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B+

September 28, 2011
Jennifer Merin
About.com

Moving and joyful, an authentic pleaser for crowds of all ages, inspiring for people in all seasons of life.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: 5/5

September 18, 2011
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Uplifting docu spotlights legendary high school jazz band.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

October 3, 2011
Matt Pais
RedEye

Radiates warmth and energy from fun, kind people sharing love for each other and playing music together.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 6, 2011
Brent Simon
Shockya.com

Not without its problems, but overall a compelling snapshot of how and why good teachers matter, as well as a case for the value of the continued study of the arts in high school curricula.

Full Review Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: B-

September 29, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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There's a purity -- sense of righteousness and reunion and optimism -- that makes Thunder Soul galvanizing. Also, the music is smoking hot, which is pretty amazing, considering it comes from a high school band. And a bunch of oldsters.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

October 7, 2011
John DeFore
Washington Post
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Arguably, the current generation of funk and soul revivalists owes a debt to musicians who forged their astonishing sound in between Algebra study sessions.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 3/4

October 7, 2011
Joe Leydon
Variety
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