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Audition (2009)

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A film director returns to Afghanistan to hold auditions for their new movie. The local men are eager, enthusiastically laughing and dying on command. The woman are intrigued, but reticent, fearing retribution for appearing on camera.

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As Froemke trails these singers through their preparations and to their final appearances, she assembles some appealing portraiture but not much drama. The mood here is far more genteel and collegial than in many a competition documentary.

April 17, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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However overworked the format may be, from American Idol to Miss America, there's no denying the fresh punch of a candid new documentary standing at a different end of the artistic spectrum -- The Audition.

April 16, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The Audition is for anyone with an interest in voice, or in the nature of competition.

April 16, 2009 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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As a documentary, The Audition isn't cutting edge. As an introduction to a new generation of American opera stars and an opportunity to hear them sing, it is splendid.

April 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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... a boon to opera fans, the uninitiated will find much to like in this American Idol for Eggheads true-life story of competition, triumph and disappointment.

April 17, 2009 | Rating: 87/100 | Full Review…
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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