Evita

Movie review by Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Madonna performs in bloated but stirring musical.

PG 1996 135 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 12 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Pathetic Take on a Broadway Classic

Madonna's acting is honestly terrible and she sings the songs differently than they were written. If you can find a bootleg of the 1979 Broadway version with Patti Lupone to watch with your kids they will absolutely love it, mine did.
age 18+

Way too random.

Man,this movie sucks.While the music is pretty good,the director went overboard with the singing.It was just really annoying,and made me want to jam an ice pick through my ears.Oh,and i'd like to tell the director to stick with one genre.He or she just took a bunch of genres and put them together.That just makes my head spin.Avoid this movie like you would avoid the flu.

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