Wagner & Me Reviews

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 11, 2012
The passion that Fry and company feel for Wagner's work keeps them from the measured appraisal this film needs. They hear him, but they don't see him.
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 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
Wagner & Me spends a disappointing amount of time drifting away from the relationship promised in its title.
December 4, 2012
This sprightly doc considers one of the tougher questions of morality and aesthetics ...
December 4, 2012
While the doc offers some insights into the pervertion of art for ideological purposes, too much of it simply finds Fry standing in dumbfounded awe of the holy sites that populate his journey.
December 4, 2012
Even when Wagner & Me seems uneven as an art historical study, it's fairly successful as a travelogue.