Tony Benn: Will and Testament Reviews

October 3, 2014
Whatever your opinion of Tony Benn, Will and Testament is a delightful and ultimately moving portrait.
October 3, 2014
Tony Benn gets a personal and political whitewash from this fawning documentary.
October 2, 2014
Only a curmudgeon would deny the charm and persuasiveness of this eulogy to Tony Benn.
April 3, 2019
The question that Kite never answers is who is this film for? Anyone familiar with Benn may well feel short-changed, whilst anyone unaware of the man's importance will learn precious little, so lacking is it contextually.
May 18, 2015
Like a family scrapbook - Benn himself approved the final cut - what is contained here is carefully curated, chosen to represent in a certain way but thanks to Benn's unnerring conviction, is no less fascinating for that.
October 10, 2014
Politics has rarely felt this human.
October 6, 2014
A warm and largely uncritical tribute to the life and times of Tony Benn, by Tony Benn.
October 3, 2014
The late, great Labour maverick is examined in an engrossing and affectionate documentary bound to be lapped up by audiences from across the political spectrum.
October 3, 2014
Highly personal and poignant, it's a fabulous tribute to a formidable political personality.
October 3, 2014
As an alternative form of memoir, the film serves its purpose, but you're left reflecting how incredibly un-Benn-like the whole thing is: respectful, nostalgic, keen to leave cages un-rattled.
October 3, 2014
Will and Testament is an an ode to Tony Benn's life work, and the humour, humility and humanity he filled it with every step of the way.
October 2, 2014
A fitting memoir to a memorable political life.
October 2, 2014
As great company as the man himself is, this hymn to Benn is ultimately disappointing.
September 30, 2014
Director Skip Kite's archive footage complements Benn's insights with a fascinating history of post-war British society, although the silly, symbolic set proves a distraction.