• Soul Power (2009)

Soul Power

Release Date: July 10th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 26th, 2010

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

In Zaire, James Brown, B.B. King, Miriam Makeba, the Spinners and others perform in a three-day concert preceding 1974's "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Among the songs performed are "Soul Power," "One of a Kind (Love Affair)," "The Click Song" and "Payback."

Director: Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte

Genres: Documentary , Music

Production Co: Antidote Films

Keywords: Rivalry , Inspiring , 1970s , Fascinating

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Period pieces can be marvelous or musty, depending on the period, as well as the piece. Soul Power is marvelous. show more

  • 100
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Explosively exciting film. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    While there's an awful lot to like about this infectious celebration of a remarkable event featuring some superb, larger-than-life performers at the top of their game, the enterprise comes across as a bit of a missed opportunity. show more

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