Mystify: Michael Hutchence Reviews

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October 25, 2019
The ending may be tragic, but the film never loses sight of the creative triumphs of a man who, while often overlooked by music critics, nonetheless attracted legions of devoted fans.
October 23, 2019
[T]he film provides a fuller picture of him as an artist and a human being, which in turn provides some much-needed context for the more hedonistic rock star cliché image that took root in the final years of his life...
October 21, 2019
It's beautifully assembled by [Richard] Lowenstein, who lets [Michael] Hutchence and his friends, family and colleagues recount his story in remarkable detail.
October 20, 2019
There are insights into the gloomy later years, but it's memorable chiefly for its envy-inducing picture of the upside of being a rock star.
October 20, 2019
[A] strikingly original portrait of an enigmatic man.
October 20, 2019
Enlightening and affecting, providing a missing piece in the puzzle of a life prematurely ended.
October 18, 2019
Beyond some unnecessary wild speculations, Mystify does a decent job in offering up a clear narrative arc which is more than enough to keep us hooked till the very end.
October 17, 2019
Mystify: Michael Hutchence is an impeccably assembled, comprehensive tribute to a rock legend.
October 17, 2019
Another ruminative contemplation of talent, fame and fortune providing no inoculation against heartbreak and self-destruction.
October 17, 2019
objectivity and criticism is sacrificed for access
October 17, 2019
Of interest principally to pre-existing fans, but a bigger picture takes shape too...
October 16, 2019
A superior music documentary.
October 14, 2019
Mystify can only be a cautionary tale, yet there's plenty of evidence that Hutchence was an electrifying performer in his prime.
October 11, 2019
As the tragedy unfolds, there's a strange solace in seeing this captivating enigma somehow emerging intact.
September 12, 2019
More voyeuristic than revealing-and deeply tragic, of course.
September 11, 2019
Mystify is unapologetically one for the fans. But, seeing it as someone who thought he didn't particularly care about Hutchence's story, I was moved.
August 26, 2019
[Mystify's] an enlightening, tragic glimpse of an Australian icon gone too soon.
August 14, 2019
Mystify pays homage to its title with how it manages to mystify you with its brilliance. By the end, Michael has come and gone again without missing a beat and as charismatic as ever.
July 24, 2019
Director Richard Lowenstein constructs a vivid, immersive portrait of Hutchence, his rise and fall, his romances and his life-altering encounters with happenstance and road rage.
July 10, 2019
Like a portraitist that does his best work when he knows his subject, Lowenstein has given us an insider's view of Hutchence in a film that has taken a decade to complete.
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