Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, this HBO documentary shows Tina Turner’s early fame while dealing with the Tina’s private torments chiefly her husband, Ike, physically abusing her. The incredible part of Tina’s story is her return to the world stage as a global phenomenon in the 1980s after struggling with multiple professional problems.
What I liked best about this documentary, was the inclusion of in-depth interviews with Angela Bassett, Oprah Winfrey, journalist Kurt Loder, playwright Katori Hall, and Tina’s husband Erwin Bach. I’ve been a fan of Tina Turner’s music since the 1960s. I witnessed her amazing climb from obscurity in the 1970s to superstardom in the 1980s and beyond.
Never-before-seen footage and plenty of music segments make Tina a must-see event if you’re a fan. GRADE: A