MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A. (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes





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Drawn from a never-before-seen cache of personal footage spanning decades, this is an intimate portrait of the Sri Lankan artist and musician who continues to shatter conventions.


Critic Reviews for MATANGI/MAYA/M.I.A.

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

[Stephen] Loveridge's movie is a fantastic and kinetic fulfillment of Maya Arulpragasam's desire, back then, to be heard as more than an entertainer.

April 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a film as compellingly all over the shop as its subject, even if it doesn't quite have her beat on stylistic verve and risk.

January 28, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The director and subject struggle to say everything about globalism, fame, identity and whatever else comes into their heads, until the film is at risk of saying nothing much at all.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Contextualizes M.I.A.'s combustible mix of music and activism, where the search for identity continues between popstar and provocateur.

April 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Stephen Loveridge fully understands that even the trifurcated title of his film may not be entirely equipped at capturing the extent of M.I.A.'s many-faceted identity.

March 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

As a raw document of Arulpragasm's life it's a treasure trove of intimate insights... The only problem is its disinterest in her actual artistic process.

March 8, 2018 | Full Review…

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