Only The Strong Survive

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Miramax Films Released 2003

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Director:
Chris Hegedus , D. A. Pennebaker
Released:
2003
Rating:
PG-13
ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE brings together an amazing array of musical icons. With living legends such as Isaac Hayes, Jerry Butler, Sam Moore, Wilson Pickett, and Mary Wilson performing together on one stage, it's a dream revue of original artists and songs that won America's heart . . . and filled it with soul. Also featuring the Chi-Lites, Ann Peebles. and Carla and Rufus Thomas ... the night these legends come together will be a night you'll never forget!

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    It emphasizes its stars' capacity to endure as individuals and entertainers and does not dwell on the harder times and personal travails they survived. However, it acknowledges the...

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    In its zeal to bring recognition to an underappreciated genre, it has an agenda similar to that of last year's revelatory documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown."

  • 60

    Variety Dennis Harvey

    Less an historical flashback than a present-tense valentine.

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