It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. I really love having heard of Miss Simone!! It was good. One person found this helpful. Learning is never an excuse! A very good overview of one of the most talented and interesting Singer and Musician of out time.
I just love Nina Simone! Nina Simone. I loved it! I'm so happy I splurged and bought myself this as a present randomly!
The quality is great, I love the album cover, and c'mon, it's Nina Simone. It's a great recording. Very, very pleased. I love the album, however it is absolutely not what is advertised but the seller.
See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Report abuse. Sleeper Album. More you listen the better it is. Terrific album.
Took a while to receive but it's a great record. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Previous page. Next page. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Make Money with Us. Amazon Payment Products. Let Us Help You. The film details the life, legacy and musical accomplishments of singer, musician, pianist, songwriter and Civil Rights activist, Nina Simone through interviews with over 50 of her friends, family, band members, lovers and fellow activists.
It was there that she went on to play piano at a bar in Atlantic City and when forced to sing, she ended up discovering her distinctive style that caught the attention of Bethlehem Records. It was there that she became known with her hit song, an interpretation of George Gershwin 's " I Loves You, Porgy ", and became a unique voice that was typically called jazz , but combined elements of classical, folk, pop, gospel, hymns, African, Jewish music and more.
As the film recounts, she would ultimately use her musical voice to protest the inequality and brutality of segregation and American racism through songs like " Mississippi Goddam ", " To Be Young, Gifted and Black ", " Four Women song ", the Kurt Weill standard " Pirate Jenny " and many more. Jeff L. Lieberman has said the reason he wanted to make a documentary about Nina Simone was that he was a fan of her music since discovering her in high-school. He approached Nina's three surviving brothers, and several of her longtime band members, including Al Schackman , Lisle Atkinson , Emile Latimer, Gene Perla, and Leopoldo Fleming all who endorsed the project and participated in the research and telling of the story.
We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified. Rate this movie. Oof, that was Rotten. Meh, it passed the time. So Fresh: Absolute Must See! You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket. Cinemark Coming Soon. Regal Coming Soon. By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie.
All Critics 6 Top Critics 3 Fresh 6. Was she driven to madness or driven by madness? There's no easy answer, of course, but it's a question worth more exploration. Tom Long. Paul de Barros. The performance clips are woefully short, but even the few seconds meted out for each song provide ample evidence of her stylistic versatility and volcanic emotion. Few humans could survive these kinds of extremes without frequently suffering from mental disorders or collapses.
And this, at the end of the day, is the point that is made by Amazing. Charles Mudede. As with Simone herself, there's more here to celebrate than regret. Ken Eisner. The woman born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in North Carolina she died in deserves better than this by-the-numbers documentary, written, directed and narrated by Jeff L.
Chris Knight. There are no featured reviews for because the movie has not released yet. Top Box Office.