Sun Ra - The Cry of Jazz

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Critic Reviews for Sun Ra - The Cry of Jazz

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (1)

  • A rough-edged but provocative melange, this improbably mixes great footage of Sun Ra, sections that have the feel of cheesy 50s instructional films, and staged scenes...

    Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It took new and young and inexperienced (in cinema) people to get us, after two long decades, out of the vapid, commercial, pale, official documentary.

    Jan 18, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Its dramatization of the passionate argument between black and white members of a Chicago "jazz appreciation club" is as provocatively stilted and crudely didactic as anything in Brecht (or Oscar Micheaux).

    Nov 16, 2010 | Full Review…
  • Poorly photographed, stupidly written, and doesn't even have good jazz.

    Jul 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Provocative mix of racial politics and progressive jazz.

    Feb 3, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

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