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Thunder Soul

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Mark Landsman

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About the Movie

Jamie Foxx presents the inspiring, music-filled true story of high school band leader "Prof" Johnson, who took a ragtag jazz band and transformed them into the legendary funk powerhouse that took the nation by storm. Now decades later, "Prof's" students prepare to gather and celebrate the man who taught them about pride, honor and the power of a deep groove in this unforgettable story.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 27
  • Fresh: 27
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: You may never have heard of the Kashmere Stage Band, but by the end of "Thunder Soul" you will wonder why. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Sep 22, 2011

Fresh: Though it sometimes overplays the sentimentality, "Thunder Soul" gets not just the music but also the sense of possibility for this post-civil-rights generation. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Oct 6, 2011

Fresh: A genuinely moving and powerful doc about one of the great funk bands ever, that just happened to be a high school band. – Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, Sep 20, 2011

Fresh: Sometimes you just can't fight the funk; as much as you might resist the film's more maudlin scenes, not succumbing to the band's signature tune, "Head Wiggle," is impossible. – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, Sep 20, 2011

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Customer Reviews

A Must See!

Excellent story with top notch musicianship!


My band teacher is in this, and I absolutely love the movie! Amazing where they come from!


Congrats, Prof!

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