Amazing Grace (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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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…

This is a film that revels in a titanic talent, and the details that an audio recording can never pick up. The close-ups are wonderfully intimate.

May 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Amazing Grace is as uplifting a film as you will see all year.

May 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If Amazing Grace can't fathom the inner depths of Aretha in any definitive way, it grants her a great deal more than a little respect.

May 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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