Steve Futterman
May 30, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Only the Strong Survive

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
95 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/09/03
performer
Isaac Hayes, Sam Moore, Wilson Pickett
director
D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
distributor
Miramax
genre
musical, Documentary

We gave it a B

Still sounding vital, though understandably weathered, some 40 years after their peaks, the great soul artists reunited on this soundtrack are testament to the revitalizing strength of deep song. Performances from Wilson Pickett and Rufus Thomas may cry out for corresponding visuals, but stirring tracks such as Jerry Butler’s ”For Your Precious Love,” Sam Moore’s ”When Something Is Wrong With My Baby,” and Ann Peebles’ ”Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” stand proudly on their own.

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