copy to clipboard


Plugin not supported.
Pro reviews
Original title
Running time
136 min.
United States United States
Alan Parker, Oliver Stone (Play: Tim Rice)
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Darius Khondji
, , , , , , , ,
Hollywood Pictures / Summit Entertainment / Cinergi Pictures
Musical. Drama | Biography. Politics. 1930s. 1940s. 1950s
Synopsis / Plot
Madonna tackles the title role in Alan Parker's ambitious recounting of the brief, amazing life of former Argentine first lady Eva Peron. Presented almost entirely in song and narrated by Antonio Banderas as a fictional everyman, the film charts the alternately revered and reviled Evita's rise from poverty to become a film and radio actress; her relationship with President Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce); and her tragic death from cancer at age 33. Banderas, a surprisingly moving singer, and the inimitable Madonna, who took voice lessons before filming commenced to expand her vocal range, provide the emotional bedrock for the eminently enjoyable film with their charismatic screen presences. The music, including the Oscar-winning song "You Must Love Me," weaves an entrancing web, and the sets and costumes are awe inspiring. Parker does a fine job of adapting Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical for the big screen.
1996: Oscar: Best Original Song. 4 Nominations (Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound, Editing)
1996: 3 Golden Globes: Best Musical, Actress (Madonna), Song. 5 Nominations
1996: 8 Nominations for BAFTA, including Makeup, Sound, Editing and Adapted Screenplay
1996: Satellite Awards: Best Film Comedy or Musical, Song & Costume
1996: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1996: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Production Design
1996: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Nominated for Best Cinematography
Critics' reviews
Movie Soulmates' ratings
Register so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
Friends' ratings
Register so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Ranking Lists Position
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message.
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to

All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.

For US ratings information please visit:
FAQs | Privacy policy / use conditions | Privacy configuration
© 2002-2020 Filmaffinity - Movieaffinity | Filmaffinity is a movie recommendation site based on the concept of Movie Soulmates.
We are an independent movie lovers club worldwide with 646.000 users + 133.000.000 ratings. Not related to any Media or Corporation.
All Rights Reserved | Movie Soulmates™ is a Registered Trademark