Rejoice & Shout
Rejoice & Shout (2011)

Rejoice and Shout traces the evolution of Gospel through its many musical styles - the spirituals and early hymns, the four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into Gospel, the emergence of Soul, and the blending… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 1, 2011
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The challenge in creating a historical nonfiction music film is getting the right balance of information and song; McGlynn wisely stressed the music.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

As both musical and educational experience, Rejoice and Shout offers plenty of reason to do just that.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The result is an uneven film, despite all the talent on display and the importance of the project.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

If you don't know gospel music, really know it, you are missing out on a lot, but don't lose faith. "Rejoice and Shout," a vibrant and comprehensive new documentary will take you there in style.

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David Malitz
Washington Post

Ends up being far from authoritative and misses some key opportunities to dig deep into intriguing characters and issues.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The film includes a number of outstanding musical performances by gospel groups, soloists and other musicians. This is a good film for fans of gospel music, or those who want to find out more about the history of gospel music.

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Dan DeLuca
Philadelphia Inquirer

A relentlessly chronological, talking-head documentary that sets itself the impossible task of telling the whole rousing, spirit-lifting story of African American Christian music from slavery till now.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A consistently entertaining documentary bringing together a remarkable variety of surviving performances on films and records, going back to circa 1900.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Rejoice and Shout' treats a long century and could have been more incisive and included fuller performance clips by dispensing with head interviews that interrupt often and at length.

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Walter M.
"Rejoice and Shout" is an informative and entertaining documentary that acts as a survey history of gospel music, allowing it to not only be told by… More