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Release Date: January 10th, 1997

DVD Release Date: March 25th, 1998

PG|2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary
Eva Duarte Peron (Madonna) rises from poverty to become an Argentinian actress and the wife of powerful President Juan Peron (Antonio Banderas). Through a series of flashbacks, Eva transforms from an impoverished teenager into a woman of influence and power. After the death of her father, Eva travels to Buenos Aires and begins a string of relationships with powerful men before she meets Juan. Eva's ultimate power and influence earn her both admiration and hatred.

Cast: Madonna , Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Julian Littman, Olga Merediz, Andrea Corr, Peter Polycarpou

Director: Alan Parker

Genres: Musical

Production Co: Cinergi Pictures Entertainment, Hollywood Pictures, Dirty Hands Productions, Summit Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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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 resounding success, either: It's an awkward hybrid, neither lavish eye candy nor credible drama. show more

  • 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 money's worth, and we're sure Evita has. show more

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

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