Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: John Oursler
    Oct 31, 2013
    100
    Each anecdote builds upon the next to create that rarest of films: a documentary as ineffable and transformative in its reach as it sets out to be.
  2. Reviewed by: Daniel M. Gold
    Oct 31, 2013
    80
    All the film’s segments are smartly assembled and gracefully paced.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Dec 19, 2013
    75
    Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony is one more bravo for the iconic masterpiece.
  4. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Nov 1, 2013
    70
    The earnest doc offers enough spirit-lifting moments to prove its thesis and leave viewers inspired.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Nov 21, 2013
    40
    Despite the good intentions, structurally it's all over the place with an excess of montages, archival footage, interviews and information practically drowning out any chance to appreciate the richness of the German composer's beloved achievement.

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