Documentary Musical - This is a documentary about the life and career of the legendary
opera singer. While aimed at opera fans and older adults, there is
appeal beyond the target audience due to the subject's colorful
personality and inspiring accomplishments. While there is some brief
language and some adult subject matter such as adultery touched upon,
will find this safe viewing, particularly for pre-teens and up.
Roger EbertFull Review Good There's nothing groundbreaking about this documentary. It is a straight-down-the-line talking-heads-and-archival-footage deal, and it does not take any interesting annotative digressions. The acceleration of the career is as fascinating to watch as the artistry is moving to hear.
Slant MagazineFull Review Average Despite the film's tendency to skirt along the surface of Pavarotti's personal life, when the man himself is on screen, his undeniable magnetism, irreverent sense of humor, and humble appreciation for his own natural talents is evident, especially in the interviews he gives to the press.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 37 moviegoers:
ADULTS: WOW! Great Reviews! If this movie's storyline interests you, it's extremely likely that you will be very pleased with "Pavarotti."
Pavarotti was the rare combination of personality, genius and celebrity and he used his prodigious gifts to spread the gospel of opera as entertainment - and something to be enjoyed by all music lovers. Through the sheer force of his talent, Pavarotti commanded the great stages of the world, and captured the hearts of audiences everywhere.