God's Fiddler: Jascha Heifetz
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The only film biography of the world's most renowned violinist, featuring family home movies in Los Angeles and all over the world. -- (C) Official Site
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Once Heifetz becomes a household name, Rosen struggles mightily to milk drama not from his musical genius, but from his relatively unremarkable personal life."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"His lightning-fast fingers can't fail to impress even those unschooled in the classical idiom, but when not center stage, Heifetz proves a far more elusive figure, firmly out of the grasp of Rosen's film."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Village Voice
"It betrays the essence of its subject while attempting to make it more streamlined and palatable for the apathetic viewer."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"Music aficionados will thrill to see these clips unearthed, but even they may wonder whether a televised special might have been the most appropriate venue."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Poignant, but ultimately underwhelming and lacking insight."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"A documentary on the life and artistry of the 20th century's first virtuoso violinist."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The film, though generous with doses of Heifetz in performance, isn't entirely successful at illuminating the man."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Classical musicians considered Jascha Heifetz to be God himself, and this rewarding documentary provides ample evidence of that-but this particular God was also kind of cruel."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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