"Nierenberg's achievement here is a masterpiece of research, diligence and direction. But his work would be meaningless if the movie didn’t convey the spirit of the people in it, and Say Amen, Somebody does that with great and mighty joy. This is a great experience." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times. "Say Amen, Somebody is a movie to which even a tone-deaf atheist will say amen." - Richard Schickel, Time Magazine.