Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Season 1 (2015)

Season 1
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All

Critics Consensus

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All tackles its challenging subject with spectacular clips and interviews, offering a gratifying homage to a cultural icon.



Critic Ratings: 15

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Air date: Apr 5, 2015
Air date: Apr 6, 2015

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Critic Reviews for Sinatra: All or Nothing at All Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (11)

The exhaustive but thoroughly enjoyable four-hour film... is a deep dive into the life, loves, and - most stunningly - the music of the hero of Hoboken, N.J., who would have turned 100 this year.

Apr 6, 2015 | Full Review…

New and previous reminiscences are interwoven with archival footage to present an affectionate although not unsparing portrait of the man whom many consider to be the greatest crooner of all time.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

With impressive clips and first-rate commentators like Hamill, Jonathan Schwartz, Terry Teachout and John Lahr, Gibney has explained why, like him or not, Sinatra mattered so much.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What's best here are those clips, and songs. Even better, the closing minutes.

Apr 2, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All is a engrossing look at a man who may have been down at times but never out.

Apr 7, 2015 | Full Review…

All or Nothing at All draws from hours of Sinatra interviews and performances, as well as others' reminiscences, for a piece that's particularly effective in showing the singer as a young striver from New Jersey.

Apr 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Sacrificing depth for breadth, Sinatra: All or Nothing at All is a bloated exploration of one of the 20th century's musical greats.

Apr 4, 2015 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

While we'll still have to wait for the cinematic portrait he deserves, the four-hour plus documentary "Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All" lives up to its title - this is everything you would ever want to know about the singer and then some.

Apr 3, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Gibney delivers a beautiful follow-up, a four-hour examination of the life of Frank Sinatra, which proves to be as mesmerising as it is flavourful.

Oct 4, 2016 | Full Review…

If all the people who inhabit the person of Francis Albert Sinatra never cohere into one, perhaps that's not a bad thing; it keeps you from making up your mind.

Apr 6, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sinatra: All or Nothing at All: Season 1

  • Dec 23, 2017
    A great telling of Sinatra's life that is fairly well balanced. It does skip over some of the more interesting parts a little too fast.
  • Dec 18, 2015
    It's a fascinating documentary because Sinatra was a fascinating man. That said, this 4-hour piece hardly comes close to Gibney's more evocative and socially relevant work. Nevertheless, it's a must for fans of the ol' blue eyes.
  • Jun 30, 2015
    I don't know how i got through the 4 hours but it is an interesting documentary. We get to see not only Sinatra's personal life but his life/thoughts/actions during different historical events in America. I really liked that the commentary was heard over the footage - except some interview clips with Sinatra himself and a clip of his daughter- instead of interrupting the film to show the person speaking.
  • May 13, 2015
    A wonderful documentary about an American icon and his incredible journey from a menacing kid to one of the world's largest phenomenons. No matter the age, Sinatra has bridged generations and this is a wonderful look into his life full of interviews, photos and rare clips.
  • Apr 07, 2015
    Great documentary! A lot of good things were revealed about another NJ son I can't stand. Mr. Gibney is without a doubt a master film documentarian.

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