Evita Synopsis
The Argentine first lady (Madonna) becomes a cult figure, then dies young.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
But Parker's visuals enliven the music, and Madonna and Banderas bring it passion. By the end of the film we feel like we've had our...
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75

TV Guide

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Alan Parker's big-budget adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's surpassingly shrewd stage spectacular isn't a big fat failure. But it isn't a...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Alan Parker's picture is epic, lavish and fascinating. It is not a perfect screen musical, but it is spectacular and it works.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This brash, glitzy, energetic entertainment has the power to hold an audience enraptured, but, at the same time, there's a sense that what...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
So fluidly visual that only a deathbed finale can flag its pace, it's the first Panavision music video to run 21/4 hours, the monotony...
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60

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Madonna knocks herself out and deserves cheers for the emotional range and humanity with which she sings in Alan Parker's spectacular film....
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The movie is such a chore because watching actors strain to wrap their mouths around prerecorded songs for 134 minutes is irritating and,...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Technically, Madonna's singing is beautiful -- elegant, silky, refined. Yet there's no fire, no twinkle of ambitious joy, to her...
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Experiencing Evita is like watching one uninterrupted long-form music video divided only by different arias or costume changes (of which...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Unfortunately, this movie needed an attractive, irresistibly charismatic performer to give us some reason for watching. Madonna is made up...
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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says Madonna performs in bloated but stirring musical.
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