Amazing Grace

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81% Audience Score81%
  • 2.5 of 5 stars
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    I dig music biopics but there are so many better ones out there.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Smiles+ love+ admiration+ tears throughout the movie is my review. We have "church" in our own living room the entire time! Love it. 5-Star history for sure!!
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    It was a great musical experience.
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    It is a wonderful moment in history captured on film of an iconic singer at her best. If you love talented singers, gospel music and/or the queen of soul (Aretha) .... you are in for a treat.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Absolutely beautiful and moved me to tears.
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    Recording of the spellbinding performance which transcends the pared back simplicity of the visual.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    It's hard not to be overpowered by the 1972 documentary featuring Aretha Franklin singing a gospel album. She's recording at the Reverend James Cleveland's church with his choir. Sydney Pollack, who was just a young director, was originally calling the shots. In 2010 and 2015 it was almost released, but it was blocked by Franklin. Finally, after her death the movie was released. It's immersive, and does what you're expecting. If you don't like the singer (and how could you??), or can't stand Gospel music then this is one you should stay away from. I shouldn't score these concert films, but this is about the best that can be done. Final Score: 6.0/10
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Good but not much there...
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    If you love her, love the music, you'll love it. No real storyline - just real footage.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Not at all what I expected. This is RAW FOOTAGE with very little editing. 90 minutes of her powerful voice. I enjoyed it very much but my dad fell asleep! But to be fair he's not a big fan of gospel music.