Mavis! 2016

Mavis!

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The life, music, and message of singer Mavis Staples.

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Critic Reviews for Mavis!

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (31) | Rotten (1)

  • Mavis is by all definitions a rock star, but this is not a regular rock star documentary.

    February 29, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This cheery profile of the gospel-singing maven is worth seeing for its incredible performance footage.

    February 19, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This affectionate documentary is one for the fans, but there are more of them than ever after Staples revived her career with the help of the Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.

    February 18, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

    Times (UK)
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  • This film deserves that exclamation mark in the title.

    February 18, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Even as she recalls career setbacks and personal disappointments, Staples displays rock-solid faith, unwavering confidence, and bubbly optimism.

    February 16, 2016 | Full Review…
  • An old-fashioned approach to the Staples story.

    February 15, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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  • Mar 01, 2016
    A wonderful look at a very charming lady who was at the forefront of the civil rights movement throughout the 60s with her family. It is inspiring to see her still performing to this day and remaining an influence on those that have come after her.
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