Viramundo (2013) - Rotten Tomatoes

Viramundo (2013)




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Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Gilberto Gil embarks on a tour in this documentary directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud. Gil travels from Brazil to Australia and South Africa all the while continuing the work he began as Brazil's first black Minister of Culture.


Critic Reviews for Viramundo

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

'Viramundo' makes up in sheer warmth what it lacks in incisiveness.

July 23, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

[An] infuriatingly drifty doc.

September 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Brazilian singer-songwriter-turned-politician Gilberto Gil may be taking a "musical voyage" around the indigenous populations of Australia, Africa and his homeland but documentarian Pierre-Yves Borgeaud is all at sea when it comes to making his point.

August 1, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a joyful, illuminating tale of rootsy world music, enhanced by viewing it through Gil's eyes.

July 30, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A fan-pleasing snapshot of a musical great at the peak of his powers.

July 28, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a heartwarming experience, a little reminiscent of Wim Wenders's Buena Vista Social Club, and the music is attractive and authentic.

July 28, 2013 | Full Review…

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