Viramundo Reviews

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July 23, 2013
'Viramundo' makes up in sheer warmth what it lacks in incisiveness.
September 5, 2017
[An] infuriatingly drifty doc.
August 1, 2013
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.
July 30, 2013
It's a joyful, illuminating tale of rootsy world music, enhanced by viewing it through Gil's eyes.
July 28, 2013
A fan-pleasing snapshot of a musical great at the peak of his powers.
July 28, 2013
It's a heartwarming experience, a little reminiscent of Wim Wenders's Buena Vista Social Club, and the music is attractive and authentic.
July 26, 2013
The movie is often heady, and occasionally woolly, but always enjoyable.
July 26, 2013
When the mood takes him, he's still on song.
July 25, 2013
Gil is a serene and compassionate figure although the film only offers sketchy information on his life and career.
July 25, 2013
I felt that though the film's musical interludes had colour and life, the political discussions were a little blandly right-on.
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