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Two Trains Runnin' (2016)




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Two Trains Runnin' is about the search for two forgotten blues singers, set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement. Directed by Sam Pollard, narrated by Common, and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr.


Critic Reviews for Two Trains Runnin'

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

As we watch these once-marginalized artists thrillingly bring their past to bear on tense times, so does this look-and-listen complement the urgency of our newly charged civil rights moment.

September 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie's thesis is that the 1960s' political clashes and cultural revelations were essentially linked, and equally liberating.

September 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A powerful meditation on the origins of an African-American musical genre and the painful reasons for its existence.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This captivating movie, like the blues itself, is at once a recognition of ... somber truths and a gesture of protest against them.

December 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Two Trains Runnin' reflects on the triumphs that inspire the soul and the tragedies that continue to plague the fight for racial equality.

January 18, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Equally and vividly re-creates the North to South paths of 2 idealistic American stories summer '64...2 blues legends found the same murders for voter registration.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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