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  • Summary: This feature-length documentary film was produced to mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth. (Seventh Art Productions)
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  1. Reviewed by: John von Rhein
    100
    What emerges is a far more accurate, complete and endearingly human portrait of Mozart than any documentary has ever painted.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeremy Eichler
    75
    Most of the color and zest among the movie's many talking heads comes from the refreshingly irreverent opera director Jonathan Miller.
  3. 70
    Milos Forman's "Amadeus" (1984) is so ingrained in the popular imagination that its portrait of Mozart may never be dispelled, but this thorough and insightful 2006 documentary presents a more rounded and compelling view of the high-spirited genius.
  4. An adamantly linear, myth-busting stride through a prodigiously talented life.
  5. 70
    The film sniffs mightily at Milos Forman's "Amadeus," but even if you found that film over the top and off the wall, you might find yourself wishing for a little more "Volfie" and a little less Saint Wolfgang.
  6. The overall effect is that of a deferential video you might find at a Mozart museum: educational, but not exactly inspiring.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    A beautifully lensed but ploddingly paced tribute.

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  1. Dec 20, 2012
    10
    My favorite soprano singing my favorite composer. What can be better? Renee is such a unique and charming person. The warmth of her voice never fails to melt my heart. Must have 100%. Collapse

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