• Released
  • July 20, 2007
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • Documentary
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In Search of Mozart Synopsis
Filmmaker Phil Grabsky examines the great composer's life and music.
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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

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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...
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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...
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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...
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60

Variety

By Joe Leydon
A beautifully lensed but ploddingly paced tribute.
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