Critic Consensus: Quincy presents an undeniably entertaining overview of its subject's remarkable life and career, albeit one that may leave some viewers wishing it had dug a little deeper.
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Critic Reviews for Quincy
The film not only reveals little about its subject that wasn't already readily known, but also provides minimal perspective or analysis of why and how he was able to develop his talent.
The museum story actually would have made a better narrative arc for "Quincy," which instead wanders every which way, and never seems to get its subject to relax on camera.
Rather, in the hands of his daughter Rashida, this is a film that says: why dwell on his flaws, when there is so much life and positivity to celebrate?
A comprehensive, loving, and yet surprisingly clear-eyed documentary portrait...
His triumphs from the earliest points of his career onward are exhilarating; the racism he is obliged to endure throughout is infuriating.
Audience Reviews for Quincy
"I wish everybody here...a long, long, long ass life; filled with a whole lot of...tons of...they say...love to share, health to spare, and friends who care." Because that's what life's really about.
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