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Evita (1996)



Average Rating: 6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3

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As told by the story-teller Che, Eva Peron was born Eva Duarte, the illegitimate daughter of a penniless farmer. Still a teenager, Eva attaches herself to a popular tango singer, Agustin Magaldi and accompanies him to the Big City: Buenos Aires. Ambitious to succeed, Eva becomes an aspiring radio and film actress, eventually moving into influential circles within Buenos Aires society. Once her name is linked with the rising politician Juan Peron, tongues begin to wag, but the couple marry and


Musical & Performing Arts, Drama

Alan Parker, Oliver Stone

Mar 24, 1998

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A pretty much ideal big-screen adaptation of the material, which becomes convincingly cinematic. [Blu-ray]

July 2, 2012 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Webber's music is hauntingly original and effective, while Rice's lyrics manage to convey the information that's missing without a standard narrative and scenic construction, while also incorporating a constant sense of interpretation.

June 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

At a time when songs showcased in movies were being shot as MTV music videos, leave it to director Alan Parker (The Commitments, Fame) to offer a full-blooded musical with epic elegance on its mind.

June 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

I doubt any director could have made a good movie from Andrew Lloyd Webber's baffling and shallow musical.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source:

It is quite possible to hate Cats and deplore Sex and still enjoy this movie.

January 8, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

What makes "Evita" so powerful is its ability to convey complex emotions through its music.

September 5, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight


June 7, 2003
Lawrence Journal-World

Don't cry for me Argentina, no please cry for me if I have to watch this one again.

February 18, 2003
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

Alan Parker has a knack for musicals... even ones starring Madonna.

January 9, 2003
Flipside Movie Emporium

A brisk, involving, and highly entertaining spectacle.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

The problem is that Madonna's performance is all style. She mugs for the camera, but her acting is rarely convincing and her songs are one disappointment after another.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
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Audience Reviews for Evita

EVITA most certainly is not the best musical, but it has somewhat good acting, two great lead actors, and fantastic (I repeat: fantastic) music. For some strange reason, I think Madonna should have won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1996, because she did a splendid job performing as the title character, Eva Peron, a woman who has been poor as a little girl and, though also having experience as a prostitute, actress, and singer, inherits power over Argentina. EVITA, to compare with another Andrew Lloyd Weber silver screen adaptation, is a lot better than 2005's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. On the list of musicals that are likely to be remembered half a millennium from now, this is somewhere slightly below OLIVER!, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and just barely above RENT. It is one of those musicals that once you have heard the first sing, you are hooked until the very last song and are therefore stuck to the TV for two well-spent hours watching the point here the History Channel and Broadway meet.
September 12, 2011

Super Reviewer

This film includes the largest amount of costume changes in history, so you already know it's lavish. Taking all the leather and lace away from this production, you're left with no plot, all music, and two hours of watching Madonna spiral into an abysmal performance. Eva Peron, Evita to her people, deserved a bit more of a bang for her buck.
November 24, 2010

Super Reviewer

Haha! Antonio Banderas' part was the best bit. I think his kind of phantom character/ narrator role was very good and witty. And I thought Madonna did a fantastic job, too bad she hasn't done that since with acting. With a more analytical look, I thought it interesting the two (technically) main characters were white, Madonna and Pryce. But in Madonna's defense, she can sing and dance really well and pulled off the look very well.
The biggest thing that grated on me what the full on opera-style musical. And the fact it's and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical wears on the brain a bit. >_<
August 30, 2010
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

The impressive production by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice brought to screen by an impressive cast. There may have been doubt over Madonna being a lead in this film during it's release, when in actual fact I can not imagine anyone else portraying Eva Peron in quite the same way. Antonio Banderas gives a charmed performance as Che (perhaps his best role to date) who is cleverly worked in to all the scenes to act as a Narrator.

Eva Peron?s ambitions were, perhaps, ahead of her time for a woman of that era and shows quite an honest account to the life she lead up until her early demise.

Fans of this film or Musical Theatre in general, should definitely watch the stage show which is equally impressive.
March 28, 2009

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    1. Eva Peron: They actually called me a whore...
    – Submitted by Scott V (2 years ago)
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