Bad 25

Bad 25

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Bad 25 Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Twitch
December 28, 2012

Even if you stubbornly refuse to get down with the heavy, heavy grooves on this recording, you may in fact find a new appreciation for both the record itself and the musician behind the headlines.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
November 24, 2012

A beautiful showcase of an influential artist in his prime at his creative best.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Mikael Wood
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
October 25, 2012

On-screen, "Bad 25" moves in the style of a great pop song.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
October 18, 2012

Though at times a tad worshipful, the film's tone is ultimately more awed than hagiographic, its commenters too cleareyed and candid to back away from negative publicity or public disenchantment.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
Top Critic
October 18, 2012

Jackson fans will love Spike Lee's look back at the making of a classic, even if the extensive collection of clips and contemporary interviews - which could have used a firm edit - feels more suited to DVD.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
October 18, 2012

It's baaad, and great.

Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
Top Critic
October 17, 2012

Spike Lee has given the world the first tribute that fully measures up to Jackson the artist. Come on and get you sham on.

Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 20, 2012

Conventional but very entertaining.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Guy Lodge
Variety
Top Critic
September 17, 2012

Spike Lee convincingly makes the case for reassessment with this exhaustive and entertaining if less-than-penetrating docu on [Bad's] creation.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic
October 19, 2012

The posthumous campaign to polish Michael Jackson's tarnished reputation continues apace with this Spike Lee infomercial, commissioned by Sony and the money-grubbing Jackson estate to promote the 25th anniversary of his 1987 album "Bad.''

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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