Wattstax

1973

Comedy / Documentary / Music

91
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 714

Synopsis


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Cast

Isaac Hayes as Self
Ossie Davis as Alexander Billman
Richard Pryor as Sharp Eye Washington
Ruby Dee as Self
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948.85 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
103 min
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1.9 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
103 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Grover-15 9 / 10 / 10

The best of Richard Pryor in a slice of Watts ghetto life

This rarely seen gem has Richard Pryor running on all twelve cylinders, stashed in a Watts bar, rapping with his buddies, the high point of a fascinating unvarnished view of ghetto life that slid down a black hole. This is one of a kind.

Reviewed by dutchbeats 9 / 10 / 10

Outta Sight!

This is an absolute gem and a richly textured time capsule in so many ways. Growing up making Hip-Hop in the 80's and 90's I used to wish I was a teenager in the late 60's and early 70's just to be around all of that great music. Seeing this movie now has solidified that dream. I should mention the scene when Rufus Thomas comes on and the crowd literally 'bum-rushes' the field in what today would be considered a riot but as the swarm of people descend from the stands to the sound of Rufus's opening number 'Funky Chicken', the riot is a dancing, feel good frenzy! I don't think anywhere in the world in today's society could so many people swarm into a small space like that and there not be any violence. They were just itching to dance and boy did they ever!!! Then, after Rufus wrapped it up he playfully instructed them to kindly move back to the stands and like angels, every single one of them did as requested in unison! OK one drunk guy stayed but Rufus joked with him and then told the crowd to 'go get him' and on cue some of them rushed the field to 'playfully' scurry him back to the stands. You've really got to see this movie! Very addictive; I watched it three times within a week of first seeing it. Far out and solid!

Reviewed by nuport 9 / 10 / 10

The Black folks Woodstock

After realizing Richard Pryor was in this ,I have spent about 2 years trying to track down a copy ,as I am collecting and have most of his body of work (audio & video).This picture is very seldom seen and a true picture Of us in the early 70's.The beauty of this film is in the impact of seeing real people in the so called 'hood at that time. It was a simpler time, and we still had alot of soul and pride in being what we were.We were one with the music and able to express our individuality. The civil rights movement had just begun to show some gain .But for most of us,it was about sex ,drugs ,and funky soul music .Seeing the young radical looking Rev. Jesse Jackson was incredible and its a shame we recently lost Rufus Thomas ,Johnny Taylor ,Pop Staples .I think in retrospect there is much truth in this film ....

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