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Amazing Grace Reviews

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December 11, 2018
In prioritizing political experience over religious faith, Pollack's documentary misses the heart and genius of Franklin's art.
November 22, 2019
It serves as a testament to one of the greatest singers our country has produced. It also honors the black churches that launched her -- and created the foundations of funk, soul and jazz.
November 7, 2019
Soaring through each song, the raw, unrestrained power of her vocal performance creates a magnetism that is rare in the entertainment industry, and offers an experience that only comes once in a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 10, 2019
This film could have been heavily produced, but it isn't. Less is more, and this is very refreshing to see. It is as simple as it needs to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2019
Play this one loud.
May 17, 2019
Electrifying and transformative, Franklin's vocals provide a truly religious experience: it's a rare 90-minute feat that makes being at church enjoyable.
April 29, 2019
( ... ) an extraordinary testament to the power of Ms. Franklin's voice.
August 28, 2019
Whether or not you're an enthusiast of gospel music ultimately is of no importance as it's difficult to not be swept away in the sheer magnitude of [Aretha] Franklin's vocals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 17, 2020
The result is a rough gem that will send your soul soaring.
October 8, 2019
A vindication of music, black culture and religion, but above all, it is a study of time in the form of an extraordinary manuscript found. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 23, 2019
But the hand held video up close on Aretha's face while she is in The Zone affords an intimate window to her devotion to the words she's singing. Her voice is so pure. Seeing Aretha rise in this film, you can't help but be inspired.
May 17, 2019
Amazing Grace, in a way, is a sweet homage not just to music, but also to the patient art of filmmaking. It paints a sincere portrait of a talented artist at work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 19, 2019
The film is a precious time capsule, preserving the raw and thrilling presence of the Queen of Soul both for those who saw her on stage before, and those who never had the chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2019
This isn't so much a product of great filmmaking as much as it is product of a great subject. All Pollack had to do was be there. The good news is that he didn't miss a beat. And neither should you. This glorious time capsule is the stuff of miracles.
April 3, 2019
As an exhausted Franklin and the choir launch into..."Never Grow Old," it's impossible not to be struck by what a beautiful time capsule Amazing Grace really is.
April 5, 2019
Living in this world for roughly 90 minutes is a thrilling experience. Pollack's camera is unwavering, capturing even the smallest of gestures or glances...
May 5, 2019
No matter your conviction, after watching Aretha Franklin channel her faith, body and soul, you will believe in the power of music to move, uplift and set your spirit free.
November 14, 2018
As a document of an iconic musician's skills, the film is essential. But Amazing Grace is far more than that: Watching it is a transcendent, spine-tingling, uplifting, utterly joyous experience.
May 29, 2019
It's great that this material is finally seeing the light of the day, but it's inessential viewing for all but the most ardent of fans.
November 27, 2018
Before too long, it grows on you and wins you over. As a concert film, it works. As a time capsule, it's something stronger and deeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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