The Zen Of Bennett
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This documentary is a seductive and soulful view into the mind of singer Tony Bennett as well as an intimate portrait of the artist's creative process as he turns 85 years old. In a first person narrative, Tony reflects back over his 60 year career while looking ahead within the context of his latest recording project. We experience inspirational insights as Tony discusses his philosophies of life, lessons learned, and his passion for art and music.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"We see an art form bridge generations with a strange mixture of grace, joy and melancholy."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"These elements leave the documentary hanging somewhere between a glorified making-of album promo and a more in-depth portrait of the artist."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"It feels a bit like a classed-up infomercial at times, but it's still as much a treat to witness Bennett's process as it is to see him interact with today's young stars."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Like the singer himself - smooth and classy."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"Friendly doc offers plentiful guest stars but only one perspective on the singer's career."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"As simple as Tony Bennett's life is, his magic could've used a documentary less simple-minded than The Zen of Bennett to explain it."
‑ David Guzman, Film Journal International
"Like with any great singer, it's often the telling pauses of the man born Anthony Benedetto that say the most in "The Zen of Bennett.""
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The way Mr. Bennett talks is the way he sings. There is no subtext, only the song conveyed with knowledge, heart, a sophisticated sense of swing and a positive attitude."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
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