Bad 25

Bad 25

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Bad 25 Reviews

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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 Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

October 19, 2012
Guy Lodge
Variety
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Spike Lee convincingly makes the case for reassessment with this exhaustive and entertaining if less-than-penetrating docu on [Bad's] creation.

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September 17, 2012
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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Spike Lee has given the world the first tribute that fully measures up to Jackson the artist. Come on and get you sham on.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 17, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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It's baaad, and great.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 18, 2012
Mikael Wood
Los Angeles Times
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On-screen, "Bad 25" moves in the style of a great pop song.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 25, 2012
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 18, 2012
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Eclipse Magazine | Original Score: A-

November 24, 2012
Jason Gorber
Twitch

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 Source: Twitch | Original Score: A

December 28, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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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 Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2012
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Conventional but very entertaining.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7/10

September 20, 2012
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