The Zen Of Bennett Reviews

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Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
December 7, 2012
It feels a bit like a classed-up infomercial at times, but it's still as much a treat to witness Bennett's process as it is to see him interact with today's young stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Guzman
Film Journal International
November 16, 2012
As simple as Tony Bennett's life is, his magic could've used a documentary less simple-minded than The Zen of Bennett to explain it.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2012
We see an art form bridge generations with a strange mixture of grace, joy and melancholy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2012
Like the singer himself - smooth and classy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 26, 2012
Like with any great singer, it's often the telling pauses of the man born Anthony Benedetto that say the most in "The Zen of Bennett."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
October 24, 2012
These elements leave the documentary hanging somewhere between a glorified making-of album promo and a more in-depth portrait of the artist.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
October 24, 2012
Friendly doc offers plentiful guest stars but only one perspective on the singer's career.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 23, 2012
The way Mr. Bennett talks is the way he sings. There is no subtext, only the song conveyed with knowledge, heart, a sophisticated sense of swing and a positive attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Fear
Time Out
October 23, 2012
The arbitrary insertion of black-and-white footage suggests Moon is more interested in channeling a bygone sense of style-when men always wore ties and things were in monochrome, dammit!-than in going too deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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