• Released
  • July 20, 2007
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • Documentary
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100

Chicago Tribune

What emerges is a far more accurate, complete and endearingly human portrait of Mozart than any documentary has ever painted.
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75

Boston Globe

Most of the color and zest among the movie's many talking heads comes from the refreshingly irreverent opera director Jonathan Miller.
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70

Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
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.
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70

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
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.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Made to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth last year, In Search of Mozart is challenging and exemplary.
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70

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
An adamantly linear, myth-busting stride through a prodigiously talented life.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The overall effect is that of a deferential video you might find at a Mozart museum: educational, but not exactly inspiring.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Grabsky's meticulous and frequently monotonous documentary about the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart comes to vivid life whenever one of the many world-class musicians who sat for interviews simultaneously describes and demonstrates exactly what's so special about particular compositions.
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60

Variety

By Joe Leydon
A beautifully lensed but ploddingly paced tribute.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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