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Enzo Avitabile Music Life Reviews

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June 2, 2014
Music Life is a film about a personality that carries little personality of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2013
"Enzo Avitabile Music Life" succeeds at conveying one-quarter of its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2013
A pencil sketch, and little more. For all the obvious optimism and positive energy that flow from him, Avitabile still remains an elusive figure as rendered here.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 24, 2013
Demme has not given us an expansive film, and there are spots you wish he'd dug deeper. But there is such a well of emotion that the music alone is almost enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2013
The film feels like a first draft. But then there is the music to celebrate ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2013
The fuzziness of Mr. Avitabile's sentiments on boundary-blind unity is echoed in the movie's slack, tag-along portraiture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 17, 2013
A compelling documentary by Jonathan Demme that makes an altar out of our ears.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2013
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Enzo Avitabile, Music Life" is a music lover's dream.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 17, 2013
Features enough music to be worthwhile for fans and curious newcomers, but it's a snooze whenever Avitabile doesn't have an instrument in his hand or a microphone in front of his face.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 17, 2013
An engaging portrait of an artist that blends performance and verite footage...should whet your appetite for his music.
October 16, 2013
Music Life starts to seem like a film made for pre-established fans, rather than one likely to win new admirers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2013
Even if the film never transcends its subject matter, Jonathan Demme's light touch adds up to a charming portrait, only rarely fumbling into hagiography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 15, 2013
Demme has crafted yet another superb document of musicians at work, one as much about creation-and the sources of inspiration-as it is about performance.
October 15, 2013
Sadly, this slightly slapdash effort is more in the lower-tier, make-it-up-as-we-go-along range of the hagiographic Jimmy Carter Man from Plains.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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