Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something Reviews

October 28, 2020
Portrays Harry Chapin's John-Brown-like fervor to eradicate world hunger, and fills in this long past era of the music and this mythic gone-too-soon troubadour. Awe inspiring!
October 28, 2020
While many (including myself) would probably have appreciated a more robust exploration of his musical career, there's also a deeply human message embedded at the core of this documentary.
October 26, 2020
A portrait of the singer/songwriter whose story songs and humanitarian activism prove to be equally inspiring.
October 23, 2020
Today, the Harry Chapin Food Bank endures, as does what Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something identifies as "Cat's In the Cradling" someone: guilting them into here-and-now action.
October 23, 2020
The singular thing about Harry Chapin is not that he promoted causes in and through his musical performances but that he managed to do so in a way that endeared rather than alienated him from most listeners.
October 22, 2020
A heartfelt documentary about the life and times of the singer-songwriter who rose to fame on the indelible ballad "Cat's in the Cradle."
October 22, 2020
By hanging his film on the structure of Chapin's awakening as a man who agitated endlessly for change, director Rick Korn avoids the trap of the conventional rockumentary.
October 22, 2020
A full bodied look. at the life and times of Harry Chapin. However it could have done more wth the presentation of his music.
October 19, 2020
Harry Chapin: When In Doubt, Do Something is an all-embracing and an extensive account of Harry's life and work.
October 19, 2020
A beautiful tribute to a man who really was a complete anomaly in the music industry in many ways.
October 19, 2020
A lovely documentary and quite moving.
October 19, 2020
"Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something" is an uplifting tribute to an impressive human being.
October 19, 2020
Like its subject, this straightforward documentary is able to tell a decent story while still carrying a tune.
October 19, 2020
What's missing from the Chapin doc is the sort of colorful stuff that's normally a staple of documentaries about musicians from the 1970s. Instead, it's the story of a guy pretty much everybody liked.
October 16, 2020
The story is inspirational, and as with the Linda Ronstadt documentary, it's told against the background of that peerlessly dramatic and beautiful voice.
October 16, 2020
Harry Chapin: When in Doubt, Do Something is an important chronicle of Chapin, the musician and the man. But one is left with the bittersweet understanding of how much more he might have done.
October 16, 2020
An illuminating, well-edited and inspirational documentary that captures what Harry Chapin was like as a musician and, more importantly, as a compassionate and empathetic human being.
October 16, 2020
One suspects that a couple of TV docs made years ago were just as informative. Still, fans looking for an inspirational portrait of idealism will probably respond warmly...
October 12, 2020
Harry Chapin was not just a singer with many hits like Taxi and Cat's Cradle, story songs. He was also a political activist.
October 3, 2020
Moving documentary singer-songwriter Harry Chapin that makes the case that this "storyteller" cast a giant shadow across the culture