• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 17, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Oct 17, 2011
    100
    An intriguing, well-done documentary.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Oct 17, 2011
    100
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Oct 17, 2011
    75
    Sing Your Song ends up being more than a little too self-indulgent and one-noted. Abundant archival footage is in part a saving grace, though.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Oct 17, 2011
    80
    There's no false modesty here, just a level-headed look back as Belafonte recalls decades of music, family, and activism, but mostly activism.
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Oct 17, 2011
    70
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 14, 2011
    75
    Richly documented, but tends to become long-winded--or just plain winded--by the end.
  7. It's captivating, and also poignant.

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