Sing Your Song
Sing Your Song (2012)

Sing Your Song, surveys the life and times of singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. From his rise to fame as a singer, inspired by Paul Robeson, and his experiences touring a segregated country, to his provocative crossover into Hollywood,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 13, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Hank Stuever
Washington Post

Sing Your Song is broad and complete, but like most biographical documentaries of legendary performers that we've seen of late, it is also hagiographic.

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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe

Sing Your Song is beautifully directed by Susanne Rostock to be as much about the man as it is about his times.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

With Belafonte narrating his own story, Sing Your Song increasingly feels more like a personal memoir than objective insight.

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Verne Gay

By far the best parts are the first two-thirds, with the star taking center stage in history as it unfolds.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

The portrait of Belafonte that emerges from the film is also the portrait of the times of his life, the times of the nation's life in the past 60 years.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

[Belafonte] emerges at the end as a man of bravery and probity, a formidable contributor and witness to his times.

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Ed Bark
Uncle Barky

Abundant archival footage is in part a saving grace.

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Linda Stasi
New York Post

With excerpts of early clips of his first roles, to current interviews with him, the movie details a life of tremendous creativity and courage.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The snag is his own narration, which gilds the lily - and the closer we get to the present, the more everyone drifts into "yes, we can" soundbites.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Nadira Irdiana
Probably one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. I love how passionate Harry Belafonte is about his activism in human rights - and he surely continue to… More
Walter M.
"Sing Your Song" is an illuminating documentary about the life, times and career of Harry Belafonte. Whereas some people like Bill Clinton only think… More