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Maria By Callas Reviews

December 7, 2018
A fascinating and loving documentary about the 1950s Greek-American opera sensation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 23, 2018
[A] distinctive and affecting documentary...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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November 13, 2018
The film is unfailingly sympathetic to the diva at its center. It accepts her status as a legend and does its best to enhance it.
November 6, 2018
What emerges is a portrait of a woman of extraordinary natural gifts and work ethic, who was pressured to become a superstar by her mother and then her husband, instead of a conventional homemaker and mother.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 5, 2018
The least we can do is enjoy the fruits of her sacrifice, her rich and enormous legacy of live and studio recordings. "Maria by Callas" is a forceful reminder and an invitation to do that.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2018
What emerges is more respectful portrait than painstaking biography, but one that will satisfy fans and undoubtedly draw in newcomers to the legacy of opera's most notoriously expressive performer.
November 2, 2018
An aching compilation of a woman branded as difficult yet adored as one of operas' biggest stars in the 20th century.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 1, 2018
"Maria By Callas..." expertly presents an emotional essence of this performer, leaving you both shaken and stirred by the extent of her gifts and the way they connected to both audiences and her tumultuous life.
November 1, 2018
Here's the intimate, unabashedly reverential new documentary that gives legendary diva Maria Callas the encore she deserves. And in her own voice. Fasten your seatbelts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 1, 2018
A documentary that revitalizes history through primary sources, to illuminating, at times enthralling effect.
October 9, 2018
The film resolves as a passionate tribute to a woman who commanded the world's attention, but was never afforded its decency. It's a curtain call for Callas, and a chance for the great singer to be heard again.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 11, 2018
At the very least, it will send many viewers back to the recordings, some of them superior to the renditions heard here, with a more vivid picture of the extraordinary woman who made them.
September 11, 2018
What the film loses in dimensionality it gains in intimacy and focus, because only one voice is deemed necessary for us to hear.