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Based on 26 Reviews
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  • 100
    Jonathan Curiel San Francisco Chronicle

    A documentary that is as thoughtful and inspiring as the music it celebrates. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Magnificent. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's quite a celebration. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The film itself is a bit on the talking-head side, evoking none of the passion and anguish that are the music's trademarks. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Told with such sadness and exaltation, such mastery of image and sound, that watching it makes you feel renewed and hopeful. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Music was the ANC's most dangerous weapon, and we see footage of streets lined with tens of thousands of marchers, singing and dancing, expressing an unquenchable spirit. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The value of Amandla! is that the film helps the rest of the world understand, both with our ears and minds, where South Africans have come from. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    There are lots of lively tunes in an excellent cause, but in the end you wish you'd either probed more deeply into historical events or heard more uninterrupted minutes of inspired performing. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Needs less talk, more music. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Watching the uncertain and disappointing new apartheid documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony'' is like going to the lecture of an impassioned but really disorganized professor. show more

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