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The Zen of Bennett

24zen-thumbstandard In the throes of a brand-new project on the eve of his 85th birthday, iconic crooner Tony Bennett looks back on his decades-long career, sharing thoughts on music, art and the crazy rhythm of life.
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Netflix Rating: 3.8
NYT Review
“The Zen of Bennett," Unjoo Moon’s documentary about the singer Tony Bennett, was assembled during the production sessions for Mr. Bennett’s blockbuster album, “Duets II." Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 75%
Critics' score: 75   Audience score: 50   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

Like the singer himself - smooth and classy. full review

G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

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." full review

Lou Lumenick, New York Post

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

Dennis Harvey, Variety

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

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

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. full review

Stephen Holden, New York Times
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