Zappa

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    Steve PondTheWrap
    As "Zappa" makes clear, Frank Zappa spent his whole career keeping himself unique, often to his credit and occasionally to his detriment. Winter's movie does the same, in a way that does justice to a guy who's not easy to do justice to.
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    Ann HornadayWashington Post
    Winter gives Zappa pride of place among the most important composers of the 20th century, sharing some extraordinary performances of his little-known classical work.
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    Owen GleibermanVariety
    It's a multimedia immersion, filled with rare footage of Zappa from his teenage years on and assembled with the loving dexterity we've come to expect from Alex Winter as a filmmaker.
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    In "Zappa," this legendary artist's uncompromising nature is bracing, bold and utterly refreshing.
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    Edwin ArnaudinAsheville Movies
    Entertaining and generally well-made, but "Eat That Question" (2016) covers much of the same territory just as intelligently and without subverting Zappa's music.
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    Laura CliffordReeling Reviews
    Winter throws sunlight on the seeds of one revolutionary individual. You don't have to know anything at all about Frank Zappa going in to find this work thoroughly engaging.
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    Rob GonsalveseFilmCritic.com
    Zappa feels epic though not too chunky for the newcomer. We get a sense of Zappa the man, composer, performer, and activist against record labels.
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    Stephen SilverLiving Life Fearless
    Shows that these days, we could really use a Frank Zappa
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    Staci Layne WilsonWe Live Entertainment
    Clocking in at over two hours, Zappa is an exhaustive look at its namesake. We learn all about him from cradle to grave, literally.
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    Jared MobarakThe Film Stage
    An in-depth look at the man behind the mustache through his own words, those of his collaborators, and the art itself.
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