Wagner & Me Reviews

September 26, 2020
It's a film that warrants being added to your personal collection if you are a devotee of Wagner.
January 24, 2013
Ultimately, the music that Fry first heard as a child "on my father's gramophone" comes first for him, and much of the pleasure of "Wagner & Me" is that Fry lets us see how art transforms him.
December 7, 2012
Through the infectious enthusiasm of host Stephen Fry [the film] might even light the flame for others unfamiliar with Wagner.
December 7, 2012
In addition to the magnificent music, the movie takes its rumpled charm from Fry's unfeigned fanboy manner.
December 6, 2012
The composer has no better advocate than Fry.
December 6, 2012
The director, Patrick McGrady, gracefully alternates interviews and biographical passages with stirring lyrical musical sequences.
December 6, 2012
Even those impervious to Wagner's music will find it difficult to resist Fry's charm.
December 6, 2012
An exuberant and deeply personal documentary about the allure and the legacy of the German composer's work.
December 6, 2012
Highly entertaining and informative exploration of the great, if undeniably difficult, composer Richard Wagner.
December 4, 2012
This sprightly doc considers one of the tougher questions of morality and aesthetics ...
December 4, 2012
Even when Wagner & Me seems uneven as an art historical study, it's fairly successful as a travelogue.
March 2, 2011
The conundrum of a love of music tainted with Nazism.