Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Critic Score

95%

User Score

92%
In theaters Apr 29, 2007
PG, 1 hr. 31 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: A social history through the life of one of this country's most significant folk artists of our time: Pete Seeger.
Director: Jim Brown
Rated: PG
Running Time: 1 hr. 31 min.
Genre: Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Special Interest
Theater Release: Apr 29, 2007
DVD Release: Aug 05, 2008

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is both a tribute to a legendary singer and an informative account of the birth of American counterculture.
  • irector Jim Brown tells the story well even if he refuses to address any of the singer's missteps (such as becoming infuriated when Dylan first plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival). More...
  • A stirring, revelatory film, which captures Seeger as the media-age Johnny Appleseed of folk. More...
  • Fans like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan express unvarnished awe, but it's the well-told arc of Seeger's life that makes the strongest impression, as director Jim Brown takes us from the highs to the lows and back up again. More...
  • As the loving documentary, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, makes clear, Pete Seeger is still busy, still angry, still hopeful, still singing. More...
  • Pete Seeger: The Power of Song could have been called Pete Seeger: The First Punk. As the film traces the singer's long life, it also, inevitably, tracks the evolution of American countercultures through much of the 20th century. More...
  • Shallow, very officially sanctioned, and overly compressed. More...
  • The Power of Song shows this icon of 20th-century music to be a man of passion and principle, and a true American. An important figure, an important film. More...
  • [Seeger] traversed decades, styles, even continents to bring the people's music to the people. This distinction is made with suitable and skillful great appreciation by director Jim Brown in Pete Seeger: The Power of Song. More...
  • A full and fond documentary. More...
  • If you've never heard of Pete Seeger or if you've known him all your life, see this film. Walking out, you might just be ready to put the world together. More...

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