Thunder Soul
Thunder Soul (2011)

Presented by Jamie Foxx, Thunder Soul follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old "Prof," their beloved… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's a purity -- sense of righteousness and reunion and optimism -- that makes Thunder Soul galvanizing. Also, the music is smoking hot, which is pretty amazing, considering it comes from a high school band. And a bunch of oldsters.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Though it sometimes overplays the sentimentality, "Thunder Soul" gets not just the music but also the sense of possibility for this post-civil-rights generation.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

Thunder Soul reveals that fiction can never compete with the genuine emotions experienced in a true story well told.

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William Goss

All of the agreeable ingredients are there, but director Mark Landsman doesn't coast on the built-in feel-good factor.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

A precious scrap of American history.

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Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

...the unstoppable power of the music is an undeniable, stone groove

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John DeFore
Washington Post

Arguably, the current generation of funk and soul revivalists owes a debt to musicians who forged their astonishing sound in between Algebra study sessions.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Thunder Soul represents a feast for the senses, a soulful celebration of the black musical renaissance of the late '60s and '70s, but the filmmakers don't seem particularly interested in peering beneath the dazzling surface.

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Kam Williams

They don't make 'em like Prof anymore!

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