Madonna: Goddess of Pop

 (97)5.61 h 8 min201213+
This fascinating program gives you a real insight into the life and the career of one of the greatest figures in popular music. Madonna deservedly has won the accolade of Goddess of Pop.
Maureen Goldthorpe
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IntoMoYouKnowReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsNot even close to being the full story of Madonna
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I don't know why there are umpteen Madonna documentaries on Amazon right now, along with an avalanche of British documentaries on other world-famous musicians, but this was the only watchable one, and it wasn't even that good. Others are from the early 90s and looks horrible, another is from the early 2000s and would probably give someone a seizure, and this stops at the MDNA era, including commentary about the Super Bowl performance, with way too much time spent on the M.I.A. controversy. However, that section is about Madonna's well-known temper and dismissiveness with those around her, and her judgmental nature that everyone should be more like... Madonna.

As with most unauthorized documentaries, this covers all the biggest moments - the East Village, the MTV Video Awards, the dressalikes, the controversies including the Sex book, the pregnancy and the later kids, the two marriages, the reinventions. The biggest problem with bothering to watch this is who the producers chose to help narrate and give color-commentary to these events. I've rarely seen such a nameless bunch of nobodies claim expertise about a subject. The worst is some blonde lady spilling the T on Madonna and Guy Ritchie, calling them immature because they teased each other. Her presence was a huge distraction, I would have muted her every time she was on screen. The guys they chose are no better, all of them a David Rose with no fashion sense. Nobody with any inside information or access to the lady herself appears.

Maybe if your a superfan this could be appealing, but I couldn't wait for it to be over, and this is the best of a terrible bunch of other options not worth even giving 1 star. I guess Amazon is just loading up on crap to watch in general.
BobBlackaReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsMadonna Revealed - She's Not What You Think.
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Surprisingly good documentary on the queen of pop. I'm not a big fan of her music, except for a handful of songs, although I can accept her brilliance as a singer-songwriter. She gets it right every time and when it comes to creativity, no one beats her. This documentary changed my opinion of her. Whether intentional or not, the press would often take her at face value, when it came out here she was meaning to be ironic. She has a sense of humor some might think as warped, but I can relate to it, and more importantly, she's not afraid to show it in public. Overall a good insight into a somewhat mysterious personality. Whatever anyone thinks of her, you can't deny she resonates with her fans, and they are many.
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Dolores StoddardReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsMadonna became rebellious like any grieving teenager
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This video gave a description of Madonna throughout her life. Madonna lost her mother at a young age. Her father eventually remarried. madonna was close to her mother and she had to deal with a lot of emotions from her mothers death. The video did not say it but I think madonna may have felt her father remarrying was a betrayal against her mother. Madonna became rebellious like any grieving teenager. After high school Madonna moved to New York and eventually made her way to startem. This video goes through madonnas up and downs both career wise and personally. This video doesn't go very deep into madonnas life from her point of view. This video is from the paparazzi's perspective. There are short interviews with Madonna but they are brief at best.
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BrianReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2015
5.0 out of 5 starsBehind the Curtain
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Madonna really took off during my early highschool years. As a dude, I was into AC/DC, Van Halen, Motley Crue, etc.
But the girls I liked all loved Madonna, so her music was subliminally imprinted into me during some pivotal years.
Due to something way over my head (probably relating to testosterone, or not being breast-fed long enough), Ive always been a closet Madonna fan. But when I saw Madonna and Lenny Kravitz do Ray of Light on the '98 MTV VMA, I had to come out.
I have since blasted her music in my amp-loaded Jeep while 4-wheeling, on our wake board boat during Sea Fair and any occasion.
And even by myself just sitting alone in my car thinking.
Her music has probably been a part of most of my life. And now my I hear my 22 yr daughter and 20 yr son cranking her music.
This video documenting her life, allowed me to look behind the curtain and see the real person who has had this massive impact on my life.
Her interview on Howard Stern is right up there too, but it's nice having the visual now.
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CMC from WataugaReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2020
2.0 out of 5 starsThe background music during this documentary ruined it for me
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I love Madonna, and was really excited to watch this, but the first 5 minutes the same cheesy background music was consistently playing. I skipped through a bit and it's through the whole documentary. I couldn't watch it. sorry.
AtaturkReviewed in the United States on May 28, 2020
3.0 out of 5 starsinteresting and a little bit entertaining
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interesting and a little bit entertaining kind of informative. one view watch.
Melody PlatzReviewed in the United States on October 11, 2014
2.0 out of 5 starsDull Biography of Queen of Pop
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This film is mostly five or six reporters gossiping about Madonna. The reporters are on screen more than she is, and they make a lot of opinionated statements like, "That's probably the last good album she'll make." You get to see a lot of still images and video clips of her iconic moments, but only a few clips of Madonna speaking for herself. There are barely any clips of family or friends being interviewed. You could probably have as good an experience if you just watched her videos and then read her Wikipedia page.
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Katie MorrisonReviewed in the United States on July 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic
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This is great if you love Madonna.
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