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1,876 Ratings


Directed by Asif Kapadia
United Kingdom, 2015
Documentary, Biography, Music


Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history: a pop star with soul, whose appeal crossed cultural boundaries. But while her music made her famous, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. This film reveals the extraordinary life behind the sensational media coverage.

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Amy Directed by Asif Kapadia

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Documentary, Feature

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 | 2nd place: Best Documentary

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 2nd place: Best Documentary

National Board of Review

2015 | Winner: Best Documentary

Asif Kapadia and Sean Baker are responsible for two of the past year’s most innovative movies, “Amy” and “Tangerine.” Mr. Kapadia’s “Amy” uses extensive amateur video footage culled from a range of sources to create a painfully candid account of the British singer Amy Winehouse’s rise and fall
February 05, 2016
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Amy is surprisingly shattering — you know what happens — but as a tale told by edited existing footage when that is now entirely possible – you feel almost part of her story… Amy Winehouse has had a camera in her face since 16, so watching a decade of her life ascend and then smash to pieces puts us in the story that builds almost into a horror movie. You want to reach in and grab her out of there.
December 31, 2015
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Amy is a biographical documentary of the singer Amy Winehouse, but it is also a horror film. Watching it is like watching a ghost, a confused, tortured ghost of a woman who has boundless talent in singing and none in living… This is one of the best documentary films this year, and in some parts it’s also one of the hardest to watch.
August 28, 2015
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