Amazing Grace

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  • Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans.
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    Andrea GronvallChicago Reader
    The work as it stands now has considerable merit as a document recorded during a watershed period of the American civil rights movement. As a concert film, it's elevated by Franklin's powerhouse three-octave range and soulful phrasing.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The long-buried concert film is a tremendously powerful tribute to Aretha Franklin.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    This musical feast was filmed a very long time ago - but it feels like only yesterday.
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    Owen GleibermanVariety
    In Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin transcends the blues by saying a little prayer - or singing one - for all of us.
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's a perfect marriage of faith and showbiz, dignified by the fact that there's nothing ersatz about it. At its heart is an unfeigned exuberance, together with a sense of history, which informs the tears, laughter and fervent expressions of belief.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    87 minutes of pure joy/
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    Tom O'BrienNext Best Picture
    ​It took 47 years to reach theaters, but the documentary "Amazing Grace" is sheer musical bliss.
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    Nick LevineNME (New Musical Express)
    Moments of familial intimacy that allow us to instantly forget that we're watching one of the greatest singers of all time...
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    Nick ReillyNME (New Musical Express)
    The ultimate tribute to the Queen of Soul.
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    Alix TurnerReady Steady Cut
    The making of the biggest selling gospel album ever, reconstructed into an 89-minute film many years later. A great listen, a fascinating watch, though not entirely successful.
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