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"An illuminating celebration of music and the art of teaching … it scintillates like Ethan Hawkes’s underappreciated documentary, 'Seymour: An Introduction,' and engrosses with its coming-of-age drama like a musical 'Hoop Dreams.'"
- Peter Keough, Boston Globe

"A clear-eyed and engrossing celebration of music and how it’s taught, the film offers compelling evidence that mastery of an instrument doesn’t require submission to abuse... Vibrato and glissando get their due, but the intimate film is no inside-baseball wonk fest. With a straightforward elegance that echoes that of Katz, it speaks not just to musicians or classical fans but anyone who cares about mastering a skill." - Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

"Talent Has Hunger is beautiful. It shows that great teachers are the rarest, most precious, and, yes, the most gifted among all of us." -  Emanuel Ax 

"Fabulous - full of wisdom , warmth and compassion. Talent Has Hunger captures that rare magical process of a master teacher at work that made me feel he was not just teaching cello was a lesson to all of us." - Yo-Yo Ma

"Wonderful movie!" - Pinchas Zukerman