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Ornette: Made in America Reviews

July 14, 2015
Though Ornette: Made in America is hardly a straight-up biographical doc ... it's the place to go to unlock some of the most precious secrets of Ornette.
April 6, 2015
Shirley Clarke's 1985 documentary about the seminal jazz innovator Ornette Coleman joins an impressionistic portrait of the musician with an informative overview of his life, work, and ideas.
August 31, 2012
[A] fascinating, maddening, one-of-a-kind film.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 30, 2012
Ms. Clarke's portrait is of an extraordinary artist and genuinely likable man.
August 28, 2012
Coleman's life and work are treated as a continuum, which Clarke pulls from at will.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2012
A funky tribute to the great saxophonist.
March 27, 2012
A hazy but inviting glimpse of the great modern jazz musician and his world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2012
For the sight and sound of the man in action (including some fine archive footage from the early '70s), it's essential viewing for any jazz aficionado.
March 27, 2012
This ambitious and affectionate effort to capture an elusive subject is undoubtedly worth a look.
March 27, 2012
[A] disappointing muddle of concert footage, unfocused interviews, dated psychedelia, and indifferently staged dramatic scenes centered on jazz great Ornette Coleman.