Zappa

critic Reviews

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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Captures its subject's spirit without tipping into mere hero worship.
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    Peter SobczynskiRogerEbert.com
    A complex and surprisingly satisfying portrait of an artist who defiantly marched to the beat of a different drummer (or two).
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    "Zappa" foregrounds the laudable and often astonishing aspects of the man's work and personality.
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    Roughly chronological in shape - there's a charming wealth of home movies from Zappa's childhood and adolescence - "Zappa" spends much time with the early Mothers of Invention of the mid-to-late 1960s...
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I appreciated that this wasn't a complete deification of the man... I learned a lot about him that I didn't already know, and it is a good L.A. story, too.
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    John AndersonWall Street Journal
    There's little fault that even the most hardcore fan could find with Mr. Winter's film, which accomplishes the acrobatic act of doing justice to a figure like Frank Zappa.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    The most fascinating moments in Zappa are when Winter lets the subject speak for himself...
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    James VerniereBoston Herald
    Rock legend and revolutionary Frank Zappa gets the "Zappa-consciousness" documentary he deserves from Alex Winter. Was he an R. Crumb caricature in the flesh?
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    It's an extensive film ... but somehow, it never feels as if it's taking on too much or shortchanging certain aspects of Zappa.
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    Mike McGranaghanAisle Seat
    More than just a standard biography, the movie paints a portrait of its subject as a figure of immense creativity.
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