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      Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey

      2002 40 min. Documentary List
      93% 15 Reviews Tomatometer 83% 500+ Ratings Audience Score The creators of the internationally renowned stage show "Stomp" aim to bring its infectious energy to the world stage. Shooting on location on five different continents, the filmmakers interweave various musical styles with the inventive percussion and high-energy dance numbers of the off-Broadway smash to reveal the evolving nature of music around the world. Performers rhythmically pound their feet, clap their hands and bang any object in sight to reveal the pulse that connects all mankind. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Not an anti-semitic movie, but it definitely stood out as a non-semitic movie. No trace of music from the Arab or Jewish world. The latter criticism seems quite odd in the face of the New Yorkness of the Stomp aesthetic- but alas, they're from Brighton. Even the Flamenco roots seemed cleansed. Don't get me wrong, there's some great music (highlight for me being the soulful sounds of the Moremogolo Tswana), but I don't think I'd ever pay money to see Stomp live or pay admission to this film (I have an annual Imax pass). It's like Bobby McFerrin - great idea, but I'd rather see real folks do it for free on the streets of NYC or London (or *insert any metropolis here*) than at Opera House prices with a bunch of upper middle class twats doing their token cultural experience for the year. At the same time, at least there's this to cater to folks who would otherwise think the extent of culture is Andrew Lloyd Webber - so I'm grateful for that. But anyone with their finger on the real "pulse" knows they can access any of this music in more authentic ways. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member It was pretty good but there was no narration, and no story. It was just one loooong song! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member My son and I went to see this movie at the IMAX theatre in Fair Park. We really enjoyed the music and he sat still through the whole movie...good for a 3year old. The different styles of percussion instruments and rythms make this a great movie for music lovers. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Love Stomp So inspiring and the beats are so nice Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Enjoyable, Fun music and dancing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member So great seeing all the different percussions from around the world. Highly recommend this adventure. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader Stomp veteran Keith Middleton acts as master of ceremonies, his gigantic close-ups suggesting a tap-dancing genie freed from his lamp. Apr 24, 2009 Full Review Jane Sumner Dallas Morning News It's a brave attempt to tap into the heartbeat of the world, a salute to the universal language of rhythm and a zippy sampling of sounds. Rated: B May 22, 2003 Full Review Thea Singer Boston Globe The soundtrack alone -- the literal pulse of the thing -- will rock you in your seat. Rated: 3/4 May 2, 2003 Full Review Tom Strini Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Most of the performers are amateurs. They practice their art for the love of it, and it's easy to love them for it. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 23, 2004 Full Review Robert W. Butler Kansas City Star As soon as it's over you're tempted to buy another ticket and watch it all over again. Jan 2, 2004 Full Review Susan Granger www.susangranger.com Rated: 9/10 Jul 28, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis The creators of the internationally renowned stage show "Stomp" aim to bring its infectious energy to the world stage. Shooting on location on five different continents, the filmmakers interweave various musical styles with the inventive percussion and high-energy dance numbers of the off-Broadway smash to reveal the evolving nature of music around the world. Performers rhythmically pound their feet, clap their hands and bang any object in sight to reveal the pulse that connects all mankind.
      Director
      Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
      Production Co
      Harriet N. Leve Productions, James D. Stern Productions, Giant Screen Films, Walden Media
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 31, 2006
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $10.1M
      Aspect Ratio
      IMAX (1.43:1)