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Based on 8 Reviews
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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Dull and unilluminating. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    What made Ludwig such a great musician? The documentary In Search of Beethoven, directed by Phil Grabsky, answers that question reasonably well. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Grabsky’s goal appears to have been more circumscribed: an introduction to the composer that speaks to both the classical newcomer and someone who has loved this music for years but pieced together its back story only from hundreds of disconnected program notes. show more

  • 80
    Time Out New York

    The results do justice to a complex genius whose impact can scarcely be overstated. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    The film's real resource is its impressive array of talking heads, their intimate familiarity with the music, and their ability to impart graspable insight. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    A splendid work that will be a revelation to the uninitiated and a joy to music lovers. show more

  • 80
    Joe Leydon Variety

    Beautifully lensed and intelligently crafted. show more

  • 70
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The best thing about In Search of Beethoven, Phil Grabsky’s biography of the composer, is the company he brings along on the hunt. show more

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