God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz


God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz (2011)



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The only film biography of the world's most renowned violinist, featuring family home movies in Los Angeles and all over the world. -- (C) Official Site


Critic Reviews for God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Once Heifetz becomes a household name, Rosen struggles mightily to milk drama not from his musical genius, but from his relatively unremarkable personal life.

Nov 11, 2011 | Full Review…
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Music aficionados will thrill to see these clips unearthed, but even they may wonder whether a televised special might have been the most appropriate venue.

Nov 10, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film, though generous with doses of Heifetz in performance, isn't entirely successful at illuminating the man.

Nov 10, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

His lightning-fast fingers can't fail to impress even those unschooled in the classical idiom, but when not center stage, Heifetz proves a far more elusive figure, firmly out of the grasp of Rosen's film.

Nov 8, 2011 | Full Review…

Poignant, but ultimately underwhelming and lacking insight.

Nov 15, 2011 | Rating: 7.95/10 | Full Review…

Classical musicians considered Jascha Heifetz to be God himself, and this rewarding documentary provides ample evidence of that-but this particular God was also kind of cruel.

Nov 11, 2011 | Full Review…

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