Wattstax (re-released)

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7

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  1. SutuB.
    Jun 17, 2003
    10
    Best musical documentary I've ever seen...and I've seen it three times.
  2. PamelaS.
    Jul 21, 2003
    10
    Superb, wonderful, i would love to see it again.
  3. JosephW.
    Sep 9, 2004
    10
    One of the best that I have seen.

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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 75
    Wattstax is a disorienting and ironic moviegoing experience. It's a film about the curative powers of rhythm-and-blues music that sets out to frustrate your sense of rhythm in its insistence on the blues.
  2. The film is saved by the raw power of the performances, and especially, Richard Pryor's bitterly funny observations.
  3. Commentary from shockingly outspoken Watts residents on topics ranging from revolution to infidelity are a vital part of the documentary.