Lady Sings the Blues Reviews

February 1, 2019
For all the liberties the film takes with the facts of Holiday's life, the bottomless hurt in Ross' voice as she channels Holiday's tartly tragic spirit rings true.
January 24, 2006
Ross conveys the vulnerability and determination of her character across a very believable arc of maturation.
May 9, 2005
How is it possible for a movie that is otherwise so dreadful to contain such a singularly attractive performance in the title role?
October 23, 2004
The movie is filled with many of the great Billie Holiday songs, and Ross handles them in an interesting way. She doesn't sing in her own style, and she never tries to imitate Holiday, but she sings somehow in the manner of Holiday.
January 1, 2000
Clearly, it's an affront to Holiday's art, but just as clearly, it's a good piece of low entertainment.