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      The Torch

      Released Mar 18, 2022 1h 49m Documentary Music TRAILER for The Torch: Trailer 1 List The Torch: Trailer 1 The Torch: Trailer 1 2:05 View more videos
      77% Tomatometer 13 Reviews Guitar icon Buddy Guy reflects on his legacy and passes along the blues lessons he himself received from legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to a phenom of the next generation in this stirring documentary. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Dwight Brown DwightBrownInk.com This enlightening bio/doc may not be the ultimate Buddy Guy movie, but it’s one his followers must see. Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 23, 2022 Full Review Robert Daniels RogerEbert.com The Torch, despite its best intentions, lights the way for no one. Rated: 1/4 Mar 18, 2022 Full Review Glenn Kenny New York Times A very good rather than a great movie. But any opportunity to spend almost two hours in the company of Buddy Guy is an opportunity not to be missed. Mar 18, 2022 Full Review John Wirt Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) Buddy Guy, the 85-year-old blues star from Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, is the subject of two recent documentaries. The newly released "The Torch" is a better account of Guys marathon rise to fame than last years oddly stilted PBS documentary. Rated: 3/4 Apr 15, 2022 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix The documentary The Torch breaks no new ground in telling Buddy Guy's story, but it's worth seeing for the concert scenes. The film editing is uneven, and the movie needed more diverse interviews. Apr 13, 2022 Full Review Sarah Knight Adamson Sarah's Backstage Pass Farrells film not only gives us a history lesson of the Blues, but it also serves as a love letter to the Blues and one significant musician, the eight-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy. Rated: 3/4 Mar 31, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Guitar icon Buddy Guy reflects on his legacy and passes along the blues lessons he himself received from legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to a phenom of the next generation in this stirring documentary.
      Director
      Jim Farrell
      Producer
      Amy Briamonte, Jim Farrell, Rohit Khattar, Anand Mahindra
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      Cinestaan Film Company
      Genre
      Documentary, Music
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 18, 2022, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 18, 2022
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $9.3K
      Runtime
      1h 49m
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