Amazing Grace Review By Matt McKillop For a film with all the stylistic panache of a BBC period yawner and all the moral ambiguity of an after-school special, Amazing Grace is a surprisingly entertaining political drama. It tells the story of famed British abolitionist William Wilberforce's struggle to end the slave trade in England. Its high-minded earnestness and longsuffering main character will remind movie buffs of another cinematic treatment of British history, A Man for All Seasons, but it's another similarity shared by these two films that sets Amazing Grace apart from all but a few mainstream movies being made today.
In some aspects, Amazing Grace makes good on his word: The pair of rockers that begin Amazing Grace are just as driven as anything that has come out of the recent wave of garage rock revivalism, but save for some lo-fi affectations, could easily appear on any of Spiritualized 's other albums.
The album's softer moments also have a slightly rehashed quality and are still fairly ornate. While "Hold On" and "Oh Baby" are more restrained than Pierce 's Let It Come Down material, that just means that their excesses are less excessive -- there's only one orchestra and gospel choir per song.
However, the processes that Pierce used to craft the album aren't as important as the fact that its songs aren't especially distinctive.
Amazing Grace touches on all of Spiritualized 's song archetypes: If anything, the stripped-down production magnifies the album's nondescript songwriting.
The standout track is "The Ballad of Richie Lee," a bleakly beautiful song that truly does use the orchestra in a restrained and powerful way, making a logical progression from where Pierce 's music has been to where it could be going. Amazing Grace is far from a bad album, but it's not an especially compelling one, either.
The yin and yang of Spiritualized 's symphonies and rock make for a sharp contrast in his work, but they can also settle into a rut, as is the case here. Die-hard Pierce fans may find a lot to like about Amazing Gracebut then again, they may find another spin of Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space more rewarding.Critic Consensus: Amazing Grace is your quintessential historical biopic: stately, noble, and with plenty of electrifying performances.
``Grace was a girl who loved stories.'' Empowered by the strength of her imagination and the love of her mother and Nana, this dramatic, creative girl constantly adopts roles and identities: Joan of A. Far from light-hearted but deeply felt and spiritedly envisioned, Amazing Grace impressively joins the much heralded Hamilton (still previewing prior to its official opening on Broadway) as another stirring historical period musical adventure.
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Jun 26, · Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce Publisher: Crossway () Reviewer: Discerning Reader Team Available on Amazon Recommended: Yes This little biography emerged as the dual fruit of the Bethlehem conference for pastors and the big screen release Amazing Grace.
John Piper’s goal from the outset was to lift up William Wilberforce first as a Christian, second .
Amazing Grace - This program features the story of how John Newton, a slave ship captain and self-proclaimed "wretch," was inspired to write "Amazing Grace.".