Lightning in a Bottle (2004)
Critic Consensus: Lightning in a Bottle pays dazzling tribute to the blues by capturing its power and excitement through backstage interviews and performance footage.
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Critic Reviews for Lightning in a Bottle
The event's musical director, Steve Jordan, marvels at one point: 'Looks like y'all hired the phone book . . . just looked up "Blues" in the Yellow Pages.'
Features a who's who of world-wise bluesmen (and women) and newbie practitioners.
Every so often there comes a must-see movie. This one's a must-hear.
If you know the blues, you've heard it all before. And if you don't, the film, after a promising step-by-step primer opening, won't help you.
Some of the blues performances here are rousingly hot and could make believers out of the staunchest classical music snob.
Audience Reviews for Lightning in a Bottle
What an honour to see this film with Antoine Fuqua and a collection of the legends that were finally honoured. A wonderful night of blues.
I would prefer to have just seen the concert without all the stories and behind the scenes, but it is still a great dvd that highlights the history of blues. Nothing can keep you from tapping your feet when Solomon Burke sings "Love Light".
(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A good concert film, especially if you're into the blues.
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