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The Zen Of Bennett (2012)



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This documentary is a seductive and soulful view into the mind of singer Tony Bennett as well as an intimate portrait of the artist's creative process as he turns 85 years old. In a first person narrative, Tony reflects back over his 60 year career while looking ahead within the context of his latest recording project. We experience inspirational insights as Tony discusses his philosophies of life, lessons learned, and his passion for art and music.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

We see an art form bridge generations with a strange mixture of grace, joy and melancholy.

November 1, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Like the singer himself - smooth and classy.

November 1, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Like with any great singer, it's often the telling pauses of the man born Anthony Benedetto that say the most in "The Zen of Bennett."

October 26, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

These elements leave the documentary hanging somewhere between a glorified making-of album promo and a more in-depth portrait of the artist.

October 24, 2012

Friendly doc offers plentiful guest stars but only one perspective on the singer's career.

October 24, 2012 | Full Review…

The way Mr. Bennett talks is the way he sings. There is no subtext, only the song conveyed with knowledge, heart, a sophisticated sense of swing and a positive attitude.

October 23, 2012 | Rating: 4/5

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