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  • Summary: Madonna stars in the riveting true-life story of Eva Peron, who rose above childhood poverty and a scandalous past to achieve unimaginable fortune and fame. (BV Entertainment)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    90
    But this Evita is not just a long, complex music video; it works and breathes like a real movie, with characters worthy of our affection and deepest suspicions.
  2. 75
    This brash, glitzy, energetic entertainment has the power to hold an audience enraptured, but, at the same time, there's a sense that what we're experiencing is just candy for the eyes and ears.
  3. Reviewed by: Octavio Roca
    75
    Alan Parker's picture is epic, lavish and fascinating. It is not a perfect screen musical, but it is spectacular and it works.
  4. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    50
    It's gorgeous. It's epic. It's spectacular. But two hours later, it also proves to be emotionally impenetrable.
  5. Reviewed by: Laura Miller
    50
    Lloyd Webber is everything loud, dumb and tiresome, and everything loud, dumb and tiresome in Evita is him.
  6. Experiencing Evita is like watching one uninterrupted long-form music video divided only by different arias or costume changes (of which there are untold numbers).
  7. In what I saw, Madonna in the title role tries bravely not to buckle under the weight of Stone and Parker's sense of Stalinist monumentality and fails honorably, while the Lloyd Webber music goes on being nonmusical.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 11, 2012
    9
    So long as you like Andrew Lloyd Webber, you'll love this film. Madonna (in probably her best role to date) and Antonia Banderas give great performances, and there are some epic-scale scenes. Expand

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