Pavarotti Reviews

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August 21, 2019
A celebration of a life that runs close to two hours will test anyone's patience, especially one stuffed with this much repetitive praise.
August 14, 2019
Pavarotti was the Babe Ruth of tenors, and with Opie behind the wheel, there's an element of fandom that creeps into the mix - by keeping things out of the mix.
August 5, 2019
...a marvelous documentary that strikes the perfect balance to please both opera-loving Pavarotti fans who know his work well and those who are new to opera...
July 31, 2019
It is done respectfully and lovingly, with the occasional criticism that he could be demanding.
July 27, 2019
Pavarotti is a delight. At times hard to watch, but ever so entertaining and explosive exploring one of the most captivating and astonishing artists of the 20th century and showcasing every nook and cranny it can to fully realise such an iconic performer.
July 20, 2019
Watching Ron Howard's celebratory, crowd-pleasing, hagiographic documentary Pavarotti, I wished I could see Kapadia's interpretation of the same facts, to get a glimpse into the real story.
July 19, 2019
It's a lovely tribute from one superstar-tenor to another from an earlier generation.
July 18, 2019
Plenty for fans to enjoy here, but the uninitiated who are looking for a good yarn may be left wanting.
July 15, 2019
It somehow manages to communicate what the star never quite managed to convey himself - his journey from a humble upbringing in Modena to a globally famous artist with a passion for food, family and women.
July 15, 2019
As a record of his warmth and charm, it works nicely: it has abundant footage and top-tier interviewees, including family members.
July 13, 2019
Those who want their image of Pavarotti left intact will enjoy the film; others will feel that a chance to put the record straight has been evaded.
July 12, 2019
What a dull nostalgiafest.
July 12, 2019
It was a heck of a life and Howard traces it reverently.
July 10, 2019
The film confirms but doesn't much augment what we already know.
July 9, 2019
See it, if for no other reason than to learn the significance of his characteristic white hankie.
July 3, 2019
A standard documentary about a famous person...but oh my gosh the singing is just incredible and I like the way they let the singing go for a long time
June 30, 2019
"Pavarotti" paints a simple picture of a complicated man, but it hits the high notes: the performances, the cheers, the adulation. Consider it a greatest hits.
June 28, 2019
Pavarotti falls short of being encyclopedic...but there's enough here to convince us that despite some blips this was a life well lived.
June 28, 2019
Howard's documentary reminds us that, at his peak, Pavarotti was an artist with, as he wanted us to believe, the soul of a peasant.
June 27, 2019
"Pavarotti" shows us why he was such a cultural force, and why nobody has filled the void he left behind.
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