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About the Movie
From BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. But her massive success resulted in relentless and invasive media attention, which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle, saw her life tragically begin to unravel, resulting in her untimely death in July 2011 at the age of 27.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 195
- Fresh: 185
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It's Amy's words, her music, her voicemails, her home videos, her friends, her family, her tormentors, and her timeless incandescence. Look, listen and weep.
Fresh: "Amy" is a film about the waste of a great talent, and you dread the inevitable ending.
Fresh: "Amy" doesn't depart from the standard behind-the-music template, but it does deepen the format immeasurably, through the intimacy of its archival materials and the focus of its approach.
Fresh: A loving but honest portrayal of a doomed talent.
5 Star rating for Ms Winehouse!
I Can't Wait To See it 😭
- Genre: Music Documentaries
- Released: 2015
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