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A Great Day in Harlem Reviews

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July 16, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 17, 2007
For non-buffs, pic fails the acid test of exciting interest where there was little or none before; it could easily have covered the same ground in half its length.
May 24, 2003
Combining home movies, interviews from the time, contemporary reminiscences from locals and those who took part, and fascinating performance footage, this is a joyful celebration of an extraordinary event and of jazz music in general.
January 9, 2006
This isn't Ken Burns' jazz, but something with the spark and intuition of the real thing.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
If there's such a thing as a magical documentary, A Great Day in Harlem is it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 18, 2007
A fascinating examination of the artistry, camaraderie and idiosyncrasies among a generation enigmatic jazz giants.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 17, 2007
If you wanted to introduce someone to what jazz is all about, this would be an ideal place to start.
September 12, 2008
The film is alive and keeps moving briskly.
April 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2002
Wonderful documentary; great seeing all those jazz legends.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2004
Anyone with the misconception that the spirit of a particular music is not a direct reflection of the souls of the musicians who created it must see A Great Day in Harlem, Jean Bach's small and very moving documentary about the jazz life.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
A magnificent achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It's a funny and moving film whose swinging rhythms and informal tone capture a feeling for the music, the people who make it and the affection and respect they feel for each other and the art form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 29, 2005
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
A wonderful, warm little movie.
October 17, 2007
Even casual fans should appreciate the film's genuine admiration for these great artists, whose lives were interwoven with their creativity and who changed the face of 20th-century music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 2, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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