Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (2014)

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

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Journey into the world of Argentina's most famous musical artist in Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America. Over a career that spanned 50 years, Sosa sold millions of records, performed thousands of concerts all over the world, and left behind an incredible legacy as an artist who went beyond the borders of music to become one of the most influential - and loved - personalities of the 20th century. This intimate documentary reveals Sosa's early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: ,
Written By: Rodrigo H. Vila, Rodrigo Vila
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 5, 2014
Box Office: $2.3k
Runtime:
First Run Features - Official Site

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An enjoyable if standard bio-docu that gives equal weight to Mercedes Sosa's voice, life and politics.

Full Review… | January 28, 2014
Variety
Top Critic

Suffers from its overly insular and hagiographic perspective, but in its best moments it well illustrates the reasons for her musical influence and social importance.

Full Review… | January 24, 2014
Hollywood Reporter
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The lack of background information and connective tissue makes the film feel incomplete.

Full Review… | January 23, 2014
New York Times
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To many she was a saint, but there's only so much adoration one can take before longing for a more down-to-earth perspective.

Full Review… | January 21, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

Alas, all [the] film can do to make its case for Sosa's significance is trot out subjects who compare her to Joan Baez, Ella Fitzgerald, and, most puzzlingly, "Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney in one," without elaboration.

Full Review… | January 21, 2014
Village Voice
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But if a certain sentimentality means that there is a little too much included, the film also benefits from the obvious emotion that the contributors all pour into it.

Full Review… | May 15, 2015
Eye for Film

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