Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

audience Reviews

, 98% Audience Score
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    If you grew up in the 60's it's a ‘must see'! So many memories, so many tears of joy remembering that time. The songs meshed with the civil rights movement! Incredibly moving! And uplifting!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This film is one of the best I've ever seen and is a crucial part of this country's history. I'm so grateful that this footage exists and was shaped into such a beautiful, powerful, and moving piece of art. I've seen it three times already and recommended it to everyone I know. Truly a phenomenal piece of work.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    This was quite entertaining. Loved the music and I was happy to see a piece of lost media come to light
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    It's a disgrace that this sat for 50 years unseen. Sound was incredible and the way the film was re-cut made the wait worth it.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Very interesting documentary about a concert that I never knew about. The music is so soulful and wow these musicians age so well. If you're interested in soul music and music history watch this when you have a chance.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Some excellent found footage of the actual performances along with present day interviews with those who were involved created an extremely engaging doc. Hard to stay seated during this.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    My favorite documentary of any concert. Absolute magic. Mind-blowing footage and heart-melting music. Historical and emotional. Stevie at age 19 and Mahalia Jackson! what more do you need to know? See it in the theater to support the project.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Some great history, perspectives and the music was great. Especially Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, too.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Thanks QuestLove OMG we uberly enjoyed Summer of Soul!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Questlove's Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is an excellent documentary masterpiece!!!