Reviews

Dec 10, 2020
The film offers such a rich array of archival footage, interviews, and candid photography that it's no struggle to put together a picture of the kind of man Pavarotti was.
Oct 25, 2019
I walked out of this movie feeling good, which I think is the gift Pavarotti returned to everyone.
Oct 22, 2019
Director Ron Howard knows how to make it emotional and appealing, to make us love the man as well as the extraordinary voice, as he skims the surface of a grand life and career.
Jul 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.
Jul 12, 2019
What a dull nostalgiafest.
Jul 9, 2019
See it, if for no other reason than to learn the significance of his characteristic white hankie.
Jun 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.
Jun 20, 2019
It's an engaging film, filled with vintage snapshots, interviews with friends and former colleagues, and, most of all, that marvelously distinctive voice, with all the emotion it could convey.
Jun 20, 2019
This love letter dedicated to opera's biggest rock star, the larger-than-life Luciano Pavarotti, achieves something most documentaries about the deceased rarely do: It brings a man back to glorious life.
Jun 13, 2019
As "Pavarotti" demonstrates, while the music was mesmerizing, so was the man.
Jun 7, 2019
Ron Howard's documentary doesn't just make you miss the singer. It makes you miss, of all things, a robust music industry.
Jun 7, 2019
Although Howard doesn't go in for a lot of musicological analysis of Pavarotti's genius, which would have enriched the presentation, he compensates by giving us an ample dose of the singing.
Jun 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.
Jun 6, 2019
Clip after clip reinforces the image of Pavarotti as a robust man who loved life, loved food, loved wine, loved women - and loved himself, sometimes at the expense of others' feelings.
Jun 6, 2019
Initial impressions, however, can be deceptive, and Howard turns out to be a natural choice to direct the excellent "Pavarotti," a warm, emotional and completely involving film about the celebrated tenor.
Jun 6, 2019
Pavarotti's larger-than-life personality shines in almost every scene. The singer's optimism is contagious, and his schoolboy-like wonder is jubilant. There's a lot to smile at here.
Jun 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.
Jun 5, 2019
Maybe "Pavarotti" would be even more compelling if Howard had delved deeper into the contradictions and controversies. But the director does achieve the first goal on entertainment: Always leave them wanting more.
Jun 5, 2019
With "Pavarotti," director Ron Howard serves up a straightforward documentary about the great tenor's life and career.
Jun 3, 2019
Howard's film is a love letter to the icon, but ultimately "Pavarotti" is a more of a celebration of the individual behind that façade and a reminder that it's as much his humanity as his talent that made him a star.