A Great Day in Harlem Reviews

September 7, 2011
October 17, 2007
If you wanted to introduce someone to what jazz is all about, this would be an ideal place to start.
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.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
A wonderful, warm little movie.
December 29, 2005
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
If there's such a thing as a magical documentary, A Great Day in Harlem is it.
June 1, 1995