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I Am Divine Reviews

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November 8, 2013
Filled with heady outrageousness at the same time it continuously skirts the apparent emptiness in the man wearing those crazy wigs.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 25, 2013
Sincere but overly reverential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 2, 2019
I Am Divine is a thoroughly optimistic and exuberant celebration of life that quashes any myths about transvestism and reveals a side to the icon, that had been previously unseen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 28, 2019
While it serves as a wonderful preface to Divine's notable body of work, it's equally enjoyable to revisit the infamous, intriguing, and incomparable career of a star whose life ended much too soon.
November 6, 2017
This is the film that Divine deserves.
April 8, 2014
A solid overview of this truly unique person's life.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 22, 2013
A striking tribute to the pioneering spirit, radical queerness and sheer divinity of Divine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2014
A fascinating larger-than-life portrait of its larger-than-life subject, I Am Divine is a beguiling blend of poignancy, humor and glorious excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 5, 2013
It's a warm, affecting tribute, taking us inside the blessed existence of the person John Waters calls the world's greatest outsider.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 17, 2014
Shwarz helps paint a picture of an extraordinary boy who lived so far outside what was considered "normal," he had no choice but to blaze his own trail.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
July 17, 2014
This is divine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 18, 2014
This is, for the most part, a celebration of Divine's life unencumbered by guilt or oppression.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 17, 2014
This documentary mostly looks back on its subject's career as a notorious drag act, with consistently amusing input from the likes of John Waters, Tab Hunter and psychedelic theatre troupe The Cockettes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2014
I Am Divine may not be the blowsy riot you'd expect given Divine's salty screen persona but it tells his story with wit, insight and compassion, revealing a rather sweet and sensitive man underneath that sparkling shell.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2014
Fans of Divine and of Waters' work will be delighted, and anyone else who catches it will want to dive right in to the diva's gigantic body of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 18, 2014
Despite the sadness, we are reminded of what an influential figure Divine was, and how his very presence continues to bring comfort to others who identify as outsiders.
October 23, 2013
[Director Jeffrey] Schwartz has made a film that would impress Divine's biggest fan: himself. It's all about Divine, darling and don't you forget it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 22, 2013
Though it may boil down to your average procession-of-talking-heads template, it's still enlivened by the raucous words from the band of outsiders who supported and launched Divine into the limelight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 27, 2013
It's hard to go wrong with a movie about famed drag queen Divine, and director Jeffrey Schwarz certainly doesn't in "I Am Divine," a serious documentary about this gloriously trashy trailblazer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 25, 2013
Affectionate, informative and genuinely entertaining.
| Original Score: B+
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