Pavarotti Reviews

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 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 10, 2019
The film confirms but doesn't much augment what we already know.
June 6, 2019
As a collection of candid and onstage footage, Howard's work is satisfying; yet as a story of an extraordinary life, Pavarotti is frustratingly diluted.
June 5, 2019
Ron Howard's documentary Pavarotti is content to bask in his glow; despite the broad array of home movies, family photos, interviews, TV outtakes, and concert recordings at its disposal, it never feels intimate with Pavarotti the person.
June 4, 2019
[I]t offers little to no insight into any specific element of what made the man unique.
June 1, 2019
Throughout, the too-brief depictions of Luciano Pavarotti's flaws are conspicuously shrouded in a veil of hagiography.
May 30, 2019
To learn more about that Pavarotti, and not the myth, we need a better documentary.
May 29, 2019
Pavarotti, much like its subject, is fun and full of life for as long as it lasts, but as soon as it's over you realize how little of it you got to see.