Say Amen, Somebody Reviews

November 22, 2019
If Say Amen does nothing more than introduce us to Dorsey, a Chicago-based music director who died in 1993, it will have done its duty. But it does so much more than that.
September 11, 2019
Regardless if you're the staunchest skeptic, you can't help getting swept away by Ford Smith's ebullience.
September 6, 2019
The film offers less than it could have in terms of straightforward who-did-what-and-when history. But it is unexpectedly generous when it comes to the music.
September 3, 2019
Throughout, artists intermingle in scenes that have been rendered with an Altman-esque sense of personal panorama.
March 18, 2006
August 17, 2005
October 23, 2004
Say Amen, Somebody is the most joyful movie I've seen in a very long time. It is also one of the best musicals and one of the most interesting documentaries. And it's also a terrific good time.
August 30, 2004
Mr. Dorsey isn't used to listeners who aren't noticeably moved by what he has to sing and say. The film makes it clear why.
November 17, 2003
Engaging, gospel-infused tribute to the black men and women who first began combining the heart and soul of Negro spirituals with the infectious rhythms of jazz and blues.
July 30, 2003
March 5, 2002
Presents an inspiring tribute to gospel music and to black men and women who have given it their special service and enthusiasm.