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Bad 25 Reviews

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Mikael Wood
Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2012
On-screen, "Bad 25" moves in the style of a great pop song.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 18, 2012
It's baaad, and great.
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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.
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Guy Lodge
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.