In Search of Mozart
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To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth, Seventh Art Productions presents "In Search Of Mozart." Produced in association with the world's leading orchestras and musicians... told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed... this is a detective story that travels to the heart of Europe... and the heart of a genius itself.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This thorough and insightful 2006 documentary presents a more rounded and compelling view of the high-spirited genius."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Educational, but not exactly inspiring."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Perhaps the neatest thing about Phil Grabsky's In Search of Mozart is that after watching it for more than two hours your first impulse is to rush to the Internet and download a slew of Mozart recordings."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"There's nothing particularly innovative about the film, but it does what a two-hour documentary can."
‑ Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Phoenix
"Doesn't exhibit the imagination of some of Tony Palmer's films on musicians, [but] Grabsky is certainly to be congratulated on his dedication, sensitivity and good taste."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"The film effectively usurps the images left by Milos Forman's artful yet not entirely factually accurate Amadeus."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Setting the record straight literally and figuratively, In Search of Mozart is an adamantly linear, myth-busting stride through a prodigiously talented life."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Invigorating celebration of the great composer's life and music."
‑ Phil Hall, IdentityTheory
"Dry, repetitive and didactic."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Lacks anything new to say but provides a primer of sorts for those unfamiliar with classical music."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"More rewarding musically than cinematically."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The amount of detail further enhances our understanding of both the genius and the man."
‑ Raven Snook, Time Out
"wisely keeps us anchored (and fascinated) with the human side of his subject"
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Filmed with affection, taste, warmth and, yes, truth."
‑ R. M. Campbell, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The documentary lacks some of the emotional impact you would get from a dramatic interpretation, but it makes up for that with the music."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
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