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Only the Strong Survive

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About the Movie

In the winning spirit of Standing in the Shadows: of Motown, 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!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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61%
  • Reviews Counted: 44
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 17
  • Average Rating: 5.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The classic soul that pumps, struts, growls and cries through Only the Strong Survive is so adrenalized that young audiences encountering the music for the first time could easily find themselves converted into old fogies. – Stephen Holden, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: It gets to you, watching R&B legends such as Sam Moore, Jerry Butler, the Chi-Lites, Carla Thomas and the names above dig deeper into the music they made in the Sixties and Seventies. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Fresh: Worth the time and money some of the summer's effects-driven spectacles probably won't be. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A shoddy, borderline incompetent documentary that offers next to no context, a movie in which the performers are lucky if the filmmakers show them performing one song all the way through. – Charles Taylor, Salon.com, Jul 7, 2010

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