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Sounder Reviews

April 3, 2007
Director Martin Ritt soaks us in the heat, the beauty, the racism and the buzzing cicadas of Louisiana.
June 24, 2006
Ritt's film must respond to the needs of an entertainment industry, and in its desire to be uplifting, leaves its characters one-dimensional without ensuring that the one dimension is heroic.
May 9, 2005
If Sounder, an inteligent enough movie, avoids all the major pitfalls of its type, it also lacks the excitement that may have come from plumbing greater depths and discovering a few tougher, less accessible insights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 23, 2004
It is one of the most compassionate and truthful of movies, and there's not a level where it doesn't succeed completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Painfully honest, unpretentious, and blessedly simple.