Movie Ratings That Actually Work    Become a Member

"One of the 50 Coolest Websites...they simply tell it like it is" - TIME

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO


advertisement


advertisement

Only the Strong Survive | 2003 | PG-13 | - 3.0.5

A documentary focusing on some of the R&B and Soul recording artists who survived and thrived after the time of Motown, Stax and Royal studios collapsed. The artists we hang out with include Isaac Hayes, Sam Moore, Wilson Pickett, Mary Wilson, Rufus and Carla Thomas, the Chi-Lites, Jerry Butler (currently the Cooke County Commissioner) and Ann Peebles. It includes extensive interviews and performance footage. Directed by Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man dances on stage a few times, and thrusts his hips toward the audience. A man and woman dance on stage and thrust their hips toward each other. A man talks briefly about having been caught being unfaithful. Women wear tight-fitting outfits during performances that reveal cleavage, bare thighs and backs. A song's title is "All About Sex" and there are other songs with suggestive lyrics. A man talks about a midget transvestite.


the review continues below...

VIOLENCE/GORE 0 - None.


the review continues below...

LANGUAGE 5 - 1 F-word derivative in a song's lyrics, 6 sexual references, 1 mild obscenity, 6 religious exclamations.


the review continues below...

SUBSTANCE USE - A man talks about selling and using cocaine and heroin.


the review continues below...

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Soul and R&B music, the music industry, segregation, civil rights, racism, competition, bankruptcy, unfair legal practices of recording studios.

MESSAGE - Soul music is a feeling. Sometimes all it takes to survive is to love what you do.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


advertisement


advertisement

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we don't always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we will accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we do not always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

Join Our Weekly Updates

Join Our Weekly Updates

Receive the latest information on new reviews

We won't sell or share your email address with anyone

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This