Am I Black Enough for You?
Am I Black Enough for You? (2009)

The story of the singer who soared into the stratosphere with his breakout single "Me and Mrs. Jones", then plummeted back to Earth when his funky follow-up "Am I Black Enough for You?" proved dead on arrival. Billy Paul… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: March 23, 2010
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Slightly woolly overall, though you might find yourself buying the CDs. I did.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

It all boils down to a complete lack of focus on the part of the film-makers. Not only do they fail to get their questions answered, they also run out of material so disastrously.

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Josh Winning
Little White Lies

The old fella's still got it, but you'll wish you knew more about him.

Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

There's not enough about the conflicts between Paul and those who controlled his records but this is a fan-like yet not too oleaginous tribute.

Peter Bradshaw

Philadelphia's soul legend Billy Paul takes centre stage in this intriguing documentary, which teases out the nuances of his complex and often painful career.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Cinema

It's clear that there isn't enough imagery to cover the narrative. This is a 50-minute radio programme stuck in 90 minutes of pixels.

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Sam Jordison

A touching story, relatively well told with the bonus of a fine backing track and eloquent interview subjects.

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Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The film succeeds in making us want to check out the singer's back catalogue.

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Uncut Magazine [UK]

The feeling that the film's subject has been over-stretched isn't helped by some crass overdubs of Paul's live performances. Authenticity starts at home.

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