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Amazing Grace (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans.

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Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

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The work as it stands now has considerable merit as a document recorded during a watershed period of the American civil rights movement. As a concert film, it's elevated by Franklin's powerhouse three-octave range and soulful phrasing.

December 16, 2019 | Full Review…

The long-buried concert film is a tremendously powerful tribute to Aretha Franklin.

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In Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin transcends the blues by saying a little prayer - or singing one - for all of us.

December 16, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a perfect marriage of faith and showbiz, dignified by the fact that there's nothing ersatz about it. At its heart is an unfeigned exuberance, together with a sense of history, which informs the tears, laughter and fervent expressions of belief.

August 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Franklin - focused, transcendentally beautiful and sweating profusely - takes us back to her roots.

May 12, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I felt wrung out at the end of this film. How incredible must it have been for those who were there in person.

May 10, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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