Pavarotti

critic Reviews

87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score87%
  • Pavarotti pays entertaining tribute to a towering cultural figure with a documentary whose evident affection for its subject proves contagious.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    Director Ron Howard knows how to make it emotional and appealing, to make us love the man as well as the extraordinary voice, as he skims the surface of a grand life and career.
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    Rupert ChristiansenDaily Telegraph (UK)
    Those who want their image of Pavarotti left intact will enjoy the film; others will feel that a chance to put the record straight has been evaded.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    What a dull nostalgiafest.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    See it, if for no other reason than to learn the significance of his characteristic white hankie.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "Pavarotti" paints a simple picture of a complicated man, but it hits the high notes: the performances, the cheers, the adulation. Consider it a greatest hits.
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    Sarah Bryan MillerSt. Louis Post-Dispatch
    It's an engaging film, filled with vintage snapshots, interviews with friends and former colleagues, and, most of all, that marvelously distinctive voice, with all the emotion it could convey.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    An acceptable but nevertheless disappointing conventional biopic.
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    Fausto FernandezFotogramas
    A lyrical scale that Ron Howard harmonizes to the greater glory of Luciano Pavarotti. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Santiago AlverúCinemanía (Spain)
    For those faithful to the church of Pavarotti. [Full review in Spanish]
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    M.V. MoorheadPhoenix Magazine
    Cinematically, there's nothing terribly distinctive about the film; just the usual clear, capable, well-managed Ron Howard narrative craftsmanship. No more was necessary here.
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