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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, Belafonte's groundbreaking career personifies the American civil rights movement and impacted many other social justice movements. Rostock reveals Belafonte as a tenacious hands on activist, who worked intimately with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., mobilized celebrities for social justice, participated in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Hank Stuever, Washington Post
"Sing Your Song is beautifully directed by Susanne Rostock to be as much about the man as it is about his times."
‑ Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
"With Belafonte narrating his own story, Sing Your Song increasingly feels more like a personal memoir than objective insight."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"An admirable man, and an admirable film about him."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"The man's good works are plain to see, but his personality remains an enigma."
‑ Henry Barnes, Guardian
"By far the best parts are the first two-thirds, with the star taking center stage in history as it unfolds."
‑ Verne Gay, Newsday
"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."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"[Belafonte] emerges at the end as a man of bravery and probity, a formidable contributor and witness to his times."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"This is a fascinating portrait of a man who has always had the courage of his convictions."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"A rewarding watch and an inspirational, informative history lesson which begins more strongly than it ends."
‑ Ashley Clark, Little White Lies
"Abundant archival footage is in part a saving grace."
‑ Ed Bark, Uncle Barky
"With excerpts of early clips of his first roles, to current interviews with him, the movie details a life of tremendous creativity and courage."
‑ Linda Stasi, New York Post
"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."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"The man has lived an incredible life, and this comprehensive doc conveys that in compelling fashion."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"While it's fascinating, it feels a bit heavy-handed."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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