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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- 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.
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.
Fresh: A genuinely moving and powerful doc about one of the great funk bands ever, that just happened to be a high school band.
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.
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!