Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

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87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score87%
  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice offers an engaging overview of its subject's career that should entertain fans and the uninitiated alike.
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    Ken EisnerGeorgia Straight
    Oscar-winning directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have tackled complicated subjects before...Maybe they're just overawed by the subject, although they do have plenty of good material to work with...
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    Brittney McKennaNashville Scene
    The Sound of My Voice is a must-watch for fans of Ronstadt, as well as lovers of folk music and those fascinated by the iconic Los Angeles music scene of the '60s and '70s.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    I'm not only recommending you go see Sound of My Voice, I think it's important to see it in a theater featuring the best possible sound system you can find.
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    Kenneth R. Morefield1More Film Blog
    All she did was walk around and sing better than just about anyone else of her generation.
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    Linda Ruth WilliamsSight and Sound
    Mostly, the documentary makes you want to take a deep dive into her discography, especially that amazing run of albums from the 1970s, and that's one of the best things you can ask from any music documentary.
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    Diane PershingMalibu Times
    Alternating between performance clips from the past (oh, the bell-bottoms and the hair! oh, the amazing songs!) and today in retirement and surrounded by family, this is a moving, historically fascinating, thoroughly enchanting film.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Whether or not you're a fan, this documentary profiling Ronstadt's career and legacy hits the right notes.
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    Glenn SumiNOW Toronto
    ...Hanging over much of the film is the singer's illness, which is dealt with tastefully and without exploitation. The final 10 minutes are poignant.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    CNN Films could have taken a lesson from its subject by not pulling any punches.
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    Philip MartinArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    [Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice] does take us on a rich, nostalgic journey that will be received as a bittersweet valentine by old fans and might introduce newbies to a remarkable artist who refused to stay in her lane.
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