Amazing Grace Reviews

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February 28, 2020
Aretha documentary has soaring music but no narration.
January 17, 2020
People got up and danced in church. They could not help themselves. That's the power she has. In the movie, I think it was James Cleveland who said that Aretha can sing anything. There is no doubt about that.
January 17, 2020
The result is a rough gem that will send your soul soaring.
December 27, 2019
Great musicians, a great performance, and that's all you really need.
December 16, 2019
The work as it stands now has considerable merit as a document recorded during a watershed period of the American civil rights movement. As a concert film, it's elevated by Franklin's powerhouse three-octave range and soulful phrasing.
December 16, 2019
Amazing Grace is not a film you watch at home. You need to see this in a theater with commanding sound, a clear image on screen, and with an audience that isn't afraid to applaud and maybe shout out an "Amen" a time or twenty.
December 16, 2019
The long-buried concert film is a tremendously powerful tribute to Aretha Franklin.
December 16, 2019
This musical feast was filmed a very long time ago - but it feels like only yesterday.
December 16, 2019
In Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin transcends the blues by saying a little prayer - or singing one - for all of us.
December 16, 2019
Here's a release that should prompt cries of "Hallelujah!"
December 16, 2019
Amazing Grace is a deliberately unadorned film, and the raw footage that Pollack shot has an intimate, unguarded quality.
December 16, 2019
This is a portrait of an artist at her peak and her most vulnerable, singing praise to the heavens.
November 22, 2019
It serves as a testament to one of the greatest singers our country has produced. It also honors the black churches that launched her -- and created the foundations of funk, soul and jazz.
November 12, 2019
Amazing Grace is an impressing testimony of a unique moment of communion, catharsis, and purity. [Full Review in Spanish]
November 7, 2019
Soaring through each song, the raw, unrestrained power of her vocal performance creates a magnetism that is rare in the entertainment industry, and offers an experience that only comes once in a while.
October 10, 2019
[A] spectacular display. [Full review in Spanish]
October 8, 2019
A vindication of music, black culture and religion, but above all, it is a study of time in the form of an extraordinary manuscript found. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 30, 2019
A miracle, as well as a gift. [Full review in Spanish]
September 28, 2019
Amazing Grace is as much a treat for fans of documentaries of the 1970s as it is fans of Aretha and gospel music. Well, almost.
September 27, 2019
It lives up to its name... There is nothing more visceral, transporting, or transcendent than watching than watching Aretha Franklin.
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