Betty Wright: The Movie

  • Record Label: S-Curve
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2011
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Entertainment Weekly
    Nov 23, 2011
    91
    Wright's voice works just as well with the Roots' backyard-barbecue vibe as it does with guests Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg's blacktop hardness. [18 Nov 2011, p.103]
  2. Mojo
    Jul 19, 2012
    80
    With the excellent Roots backing her, she recasts many of the dominant black music sounds of 30 or so years ago on a set of songs which address concerns that are clearly in the here-and-now. [Aug 2012, p.92]
  3. The slightly sterile neo-soul fump of the Roots may lack the feel of their progenitors but the songs make up for that.
  4. 80
    The album plays to her strengths, as befits a woman who has sustained a career as producer of, among others, Joss Stone's breakthrough sessions.
  5. Dec 21, 2011
    80
    She hasn't lost a bit of her gospelly grain, flirtatious cooing or hortatory fervor.
  6. Nov 23, 2011
    80
    Betty Wright: The Movie doesn't reinvent its maker so much as it extracts her essence.
  7. Nov 23, 2011
    70
    Wright sounds terrific, navigating through the upbeat, attitudinal jams and slower, romantic cuts with finesse and strength.
  8. Nov 23, 2011
    63
    The entire record feels suffused with longing for an earlier era--or perhaps, befitting Wright's lengthy career, several earlier eras

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