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Bad 25 Reviews

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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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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.
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.
October 14, 2016
[A] thorough and engaging exploration of the cultural phenomenon; a unique explosion in musical history, and insight into the loneliness of the performer, isolated in a fame bubble and devoured by the press.
October 18, 2012
It's baaad, and great.
October 25, 2012
On-screen, "Bad 25" moves in the style of a great pop song.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 24, 2012
A beautiful showcase of an influential artist in his prime at his creative best.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
September 20, 2012
Conventional but very entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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