Amy Reviews

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October 11, 2017
If there's a conclusion to be drawn, it's simply that Winehouse's talent came from the same part of her soul as her demons, a conundrum that she didn't live long enough to reconcile.
July 17, 2015
There are a couple of scenes in Asif Kapadia's new Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy, that make the fame-industrial complex seem rock-bottom awful.
July 10, 2015
A powerful, and powerfully sad, experience.
July 10, 2015
A mesmerizing yet devastating look at a singular talent.
July 10, 2015
It's Amy's words, her music, her voicemails, her home videos, her friends, her family, her tormentors, and her timeless incandescence. Look, listen and weep.
July 10, 2015
Plenty of folks praise Winehouse in "Amy." But no one was there to save her. Perhaps it wasn't possible. But perhaps it was.
May 7, 2019
An incredible study and a challenge to public complicity, what sticks most from this tender and complex portrait is its subject's gaze; Kapadia forces us into Amy's mind and keeps us there. A cinematic treat.
April 5, 2019
Just as Senna made a villain of track officials and Alain Prost, so Amy doesn't pull any punches in describing a preventable finale.
March 8, 2019
Director Asif Kapadia doesn't need to use "re-enactments" or the other types of visual filler we see in most documentaries. Instead, as audio interviews with her colleagues, friends, and family play we see Amy herself.
January 23, 2019
A deeply moving piece of cinema, sad and heartbreaking, that paints an intimate portrait of the troubled Winehouse.
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