Soundtrack For A Revolution
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History, passion, and battle that was the Civil Rights Movement, brought to life by the music that it inspired, and that inspired it. Sung by some of today.s greatest artists: John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, The Roots, & more.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The contemporary music sequences are a distraction from the heart of the movie: truly astounding archival footage of speeches, marches, and demonstrations."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"An elegantly crafted new documentary."
‑ Jennie Punter, Globe and Mail
"Whether you lived through the civil rights movement or not, the Danny Glover-produced, marvelously musical "Soundtrack for a Revolution" will leave you deeply moved and humming."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"On a practical level, the music is a helpful entry point into some of the most shameful chapters in American history."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Through vivid archival material and voice-overs, the filmmakers create moving vignettes that, taken together, form a fascinating primer on nonviolence as a political force and discipline."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Tthe film is primarily interested in the music that accompanied this turmoil, which is a bit like covering the American Revolution with the focus on the wigs Washington and Jefferson wore."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"The songs are rousing, but it takes more than a soundtrack to make a revolution."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"An incredibly moving experience to watch the struggles everyone went through, all framed by the protest songs of the time and what they represented to those in the trenches."
‑ Edward Douglas,
"Soundtrack may very well be the finest, broad history on film of the Southern Freedom Movement years as measured from the Montgomery bus boycott (beginning in 1955) to the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1968)."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Essentially a condensed, lightly airbrushed, skillfully assembled history of the civil rights movement, with musical interludes."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"Puts a fresh spin on an important chapter in American history."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"It's the clips of early television broadcast reportage -- along with the emotional memories of those who participated, that still move one to tears, awe and pride."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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