Evita (1996)

As told by the story-teller Che, Eva Peron was born Eva Duarte, the illegitimate daughter of a penniless farmer. Still a teenager, Eva attaches herself to a popular tango singer, Agustin Magaldi and accompanies him to the Big City: Buenos… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 14, 1996
DVD Release Date: March 24, 1998
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

With one of the most dazzling screen chassis in years, Evita is definitely worth a look -- maybe even two. But don't look under the hood.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Webber's music is hauntingly original and effective, while Rice's lyrics manage to convey the information that's missing without a standard narrative and scenic construction, while also incorporating a constant sense of interpretation.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

It is quite possible to hate Cats and deplore Sex and still enjoy this movie.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

No matter how great all the constituent elements were, [it couldn't] survive the kind of stiff, wholly artificial and forced performance that Madonna gives.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

At a time when songs showcased in movies were being shot as MTV music videos, leave it to director Alan Parker (The Commitments, Fame) to offer a full-blooded musical with epic elegance on its mind.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

What makes "Evita" so powerful is its ability to convey complex emotions through its music.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A pretty much ideal big-screen adaptation of the material, which becomes convincingly cinematic. [Blu-ray]

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Rob Gonsalves

I doubt any director could have made a good movie from Andrew Lloyd Webber's baffling and shallow musical.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World


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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even though the protagonist is a flawed, intriguing demagogue, this visually stunning but tiresome (and oversung) musical makes it hard for us to care, given… More
Lady D'arbanville
The impressive production by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice brought to screen by an impressive cast. There may have been doubt over Madonna being a… More
Spencer S.
This film includes the largest amount of costume changes in history, so you already know it's lavish. Taking all the leather and lace away from this… More
Robert C
It's RARE that a film staring Madonna (or co-staring for that matter), amounts to much. She's basically 'box office poison' as far as… More
Jennifer D
Haha! Antonio Banderas' part was the best bit. I think his kind of phantom character/ narrator role was very good and witty. And I thought Madonna did a… More
Candy Rose
Madonna was brilliant but Antonio can't sing.