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Wattstax (2003) A rerelease of the 1973 soul-and-blues concert film. Some good moments, especially from Rufus Thomas, but what once looked like a proud expression of black… 2003-06-06 R PT104M Documentary Musical Issac Hayes Jesse Jackson Richard Pryor Sony Pictures Repertory
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Wattstax (2003)

MPAA Rating: R

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EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jun 06, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 104 Minutes; Genres: Documentary, Musical; Distributor: Sony Pictures Repertory

A rerelease of the 1973 soul-and-blues concert film. Some good moments, especially from Rufus Thomas, but what once looked like a proud expression of black unity now carries an eerie aura of segregation.

Originally posted Jun 20, 2003 Published in issue #715 Jun 20, 2003 Order article reprints