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Critic Reviews for Mavis!
Mavis is by all definitions a rock star, but this is not a regular rock star documentary.
Even as she recalls career setbacks and personal disappointments, Staples displays rock-solid faith, unwavering confidence, and bubbly optimism.
"Mavis!" is maybe too short and too plain, but it covers a lot of ground and contains a lot of great music. It's a fitting tribute to a true American original, belatedly getting her due.
The movie doesn't linger on the string of bad luck that derailed the younger Staples's promising solo-career opportunities, because she doesn't - she's too busy warming up for the next show.
Audience Reviews for Mavis!
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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