Lightning in a Bottle (2004)
Critic Consensus: Lightning in a Bottle pays dazzling tribute to the blues by capturing its power and excitement through backstage interviews and performance footage.
Lightning in a Bottle Photos
Watch it now
Critic Reviews for Lightning in a Bottle
The event's musical director, Steve Jordan, marvels at one point: 'Looks like y'all hired the phone book . . . just looked up "Blues" in the Yellow Pages.'
Features a who's who of world-wise bluesmen (and women) and newbie practitioners.
If you know the blues, you've heard it all before. And if you don't, the film, after a promising step-by-step primer opening, won't help you.
Some of the blues performances here are rousingly hot and could make believers out of the staunchest classical music snob.
Gets its great groove from the humor and dignity of the true blues musicians it documents.
If the movie seems at times a little thin in its chronology and scholarship, it more than makes up for that in the quality of performances that ranges from the cool fire of Angelique Kidjo to the hot smoke of B.B. King.
Audience Reviews for Lightning in a Bottle
What an honour to see this film with Antoine Fuqua and a collection of the legends that were finally honoured. A wonderful night of blues.
Lightning in a Bottle Quotes
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.