Intrigues by flirting with several possible narrative directions, only to finally settle for the least compelling one.
Overview of African-American gospel sounds whose dazzling talent-display should exhilarate viewers.
Part showbiz satire, part exploding-marriage study and part tragic fable.
Agreeable if finally unsatisfying tale.
Has the right spirit, if a less secure grasp on inspiration.
A fond portrait of his aged grandparents.
More filmed coffee-table book than documentary.
Lush landscapes, plot ambiguities and a streak of wry humor make this a most attractive dramatic cipher.