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Lightning in a Bottle


Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/22/2004 , 108min.
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Washington Post
The movie manages to educate without losing steam. Full Review
Eddie Cockrell
Undeniably powerful on the bigscreen. Full Review
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
Fuqua's passion for the music comes through in the clear, unobtrusive style of the film, which mixes generous footage of the event's performances with interviews and archival footage, all adding up to a luscious historical snapshot of one America's original art forms. Full Review
Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
The end result is something like the best blues festival anyone could have thrown last year, although Lightning in a Bottle falls a fair piece short of its own lofty goal. Full Review
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
One terrific concert film. Full Review

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