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Itzhak Reviews

April 20, 2018
Perlman seems that rare sort: a virtuoso at peace with God, neighbor, and himself, a man who suffered much in youth, and then triumphed over that suffering to make a happy, ordinary life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2018
We get to know the man: the jovial grandfather, the joke teller, the dedicated husband, the patient teacher and loyal friend...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2018
Little by little, a life richly lived in music unfolds.
April 4, 2018
Music hangs in the air throughout the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 3, 2018
"Itzhak" is ideal for Perlman fans, but it's also persuasive enough to create new fans. It's just impossible not to like this guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2018
Director Alison Chernick profiles the violin virtuoso, through his performance, of course, but she also reveals a personality as expressive as his musicianship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2018
If Alison Chernick's "Itzhak," a documentary about the great violinist Itzhak Perlman, had a musical tempo designation, it would probably be "A capriccio" (Italian for "following one's fancy").
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 16, 2018
Semi-illuminating but quite enjoyable, thanks to its subject's warmth and charm.
March 15, 2018
As a portrait of a marriage forged in respect, love and companionship, "Itzhak" is in its casually wonderful way proof that life is rarely lived as a virtuosic solo.
March 10, 2018
A joyous film about a joyous man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 8, 2018
Think of Itzhak as a revealing scrapbook of Perlman's favorite stories.
March 8, 2018
We get a brief dip into his family's past and emigration from Israel, but the filmmaker never digs deeply enough to reveal any other substantial dimension of this man, or her theories about what shaped him.
January 16, 2018
Good music and good company make "Itzhak" a pleasure, though those seeking a methodical career overview should look elsewhere than this genial personality sketch of the world-famous violinist.
October 11, 2017
Despite its many engaging moments, Itzhak will likely prove frustrating for viewers desiring more information.