God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz (2011)

God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz

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The only film biography of the world's most renowned violinist, featuring family home movies in Los Angeles and all over the world. -- (C) Official Site

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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Written By: Sara Lukinson
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Critic Reviews for God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Once Heifetz becomes a household name, Rosen struggles mightily to milk drama not from his musical genius, but from his relatively unremarkable personal life.

Full Review… | November 11, 2011
Variety
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Music aficionados will thrill to see these clips unearthed, but even they may wonder whether a televised special might have been the most appropriate venue.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
New York Daily News
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The film, though generous with doses of Heifetz in performance, isn't entirely successful at illuminating the man.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
New York Times
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His lightning-fast fingers can't fail to impress even those unschooled in the classical idiom, but when not center stage, Heifetz proves a far more elusive figure, firmly out of the grasp of Rosen's film.

Full Review… | November 8, 2011
Village Voice
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Full Review… | December 17, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Poignant, but ultimately underwhelming and lacking insight.

Full Review… | November 15, 2011
NYC Movie Guru

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