A Most Beautiful Thing Reviews

November 20, 2020
Mary Mazzio, writer/director of "A Most Beautiful Thing," takes us on an inspiring 'call to action' voyage - her sharp lens brings us one of the Best documentaries of 2020.
September 5, 2020
This is a very compelling film and a very timely one.
September 5, 2020
I thought it was extraordinary. It would be extraordinary even if it weren't timely.
August 13, 2020
While it has the heart of a fairy tale it isn't really one: It's a dream realized, American folklore that is alive, because the Manley Crew Team never would've known what magic they could create with a boat until they were introduced to one...
August 7, 2020
[It] couldn't be more topical or inspirational in light of the current Black Lives Matter movement and calls for police accountability and reform.
August 7, 2020
It's like a fairy tale -- only real -- and healing.
August 4, 2020
Rowing docu offers powerful messages of teamwork, gratitude.
August 1, 2020
Although the steering is erratic at times, the heartfelt sincerity of this crowd-pleasing documentary drives it to the finish line.
July 31, 2020
We can feel our hearts hurting and soaring at the same time.
July 31, 2020
This is a film that every child in the city of Chicago needs to watch because we are all in the same boat.
July 31, 2020
Its humanity and optimism remain powerful.
July 31, 2020
[The] men from Manley High have a couple of lessons for us all: First, don't assume that everyone who's not on your side is your enemy. And second, it's possible to find common cause with just about anyone, even if you have to keep them at oar's length.
July 31, 2020
Director Mary Mazzio doesn't do much in terms of filmmaking, but she doesn't have to.
July 31, 2020
An evocative hip-hop score, poetic narration by Common and crisp graphics appropriately underline the timeliness of the film.
July 30, 2020
The film's fast-paced editing makes it difficult to get to know individual members, but the men register powerfully as a collective, just like a real rowing team.
July 7, 2020
Powerfully demonstrates the healing potential of sports and the ways it can help bridge societal divides.