Bad 25 Reviews

  • Oct 09, 2019

    A technical dissection of the creative genius behind one of the most successful albums in history

    A technical dissection of the creative genius behind one of the most successful albums in history

  • Aug 19, 2019

    Bien que beaucoup trop long, le documentaire de Spike Lee sur les 25 ans de l'album Bad de Michael Jackson recèle cependant de quelques moments de grâce et de bravoure parséminés de manière assez égale à travers les 135 minutes du métrage. Les intervenants, d'époque ou interviewés par un Spike Lee qu'on entend peut-être un peu trop, sont de qualités et les rares fois où on voit des images d'archives de Michael Jackson sont plutôt efficaces. Même si la structure du film est particulièrement classique (on va de chanson en chanson, suivant presque l'ordre de l'album), Lee parvient à orchester quelques jolies transitions. Bad 25 a un petit côté publireportage par moments, mais cela ne rend pas le film insupportable pour autant. On a connu Spike Lee meilleur documentariste mais le sujet s'y prêtait peut-être mieux.

    Bien que beaucoup trop long, le documentaire de Spike Lee sur les 25 ans de l'album Bad de Michael Jackson recèle cependant de quelques moments de grâce et de bravoure parséminés de manière assez égale à travers les 135 minutes du métrage. Les intervenants, d'époque ou interviewés par un Spike Lee qu'on entend peut-être un peu trop, sont de qualités et les rares fois où on voit des images d'archives de Michael Jackson sont plutôt efficaces. Même si la structure du film est particulièrement classique (on va de chanson en chanson, suivant presque l'ordre de l'album), Lee parvient à orchester quelques jolies transitions. Bad 25 a un petit côté publireportage par moments, mais cela ne rend pas le film insupportable pour autant. On a connu Spike Lee meilleur documentariste mais le sujet s'y prêtait peut-être mieux.

  • Feb 28, 2019

    A great doc about the best MJ era.

    A great doc about the best MJ era.

  • Nov 01, 2017

    The predecessor of Spike Lee's slightly superior documentary "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall" still is required watching for all MiJac aficionados: Among many other great witnesses, it features all of the main architects of the amazing "Bad" album (e. g., Quincy, Bruce, Greg), with interesting behind-the-scenes insights and rare demos produced at the Hayvenhurst family villa in Van Nuys (which I once had the pleasure of visiting). Most noteworthy info (IMHO - shared by vocal coach Seth Riggs): Jackson had a three-and-a-half octave range. As demonstrated in sample clips, he could do a strong basso - but, according to Riggs, he just didn't feel like it. He preferred the child-like tenor.

    The predecessor of Spike Lee's slightly superior documentary "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall" still is required watching for all MiJac aficionados: Among many other great witnesses, it features all of the main architects of the amazing "Bad" album (e. g., Quincy, Bruce, Greg), with interesting behind-the-scenes insights and rare demos produced at the Hayvenhurst family villa in Van Nuys (which I once had the pleasure of visiting). Most noteworthy info (IMHO - shared by vocal coach Seth Riggs): Jackson had a three-and-a-half octave range. As demonstrated in sample clips, he could do a strong basso - but, according to Riggs, he just didn't feel like it. He preferred the child-like tenor.

  • Jul 24, 2017

    Lee's documentary is one long homage to the great and iconic Michael Jackson's Bad album. It's clearly a labour of love to both Lee and all the interviewees who are diverse, vast and all uniquely interesting. The documentary is both poignant and beautiful to watch unfold, it's just a shame Lee isn't on camera.

    Lee's documentary is one long homage to the great and iconic Michael Jackson's Bad album. It's clearly a labour of love to both Lee and all the interviewees who are diverse, vast and all uniquely interesting. The documentary is both poignant and beautiful to watch unfold, it's just a shame Lee isn't on camera.

  • Mar 02, 2016

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  • Aug 07, 2014

    This movie shows the King Of Pop in a good light.

    This movie shows the King Of Pop in a good light.

  • Mar 11, 2014

    As far as music documentaries go this one is pretty perfect.

    As far as music documentaries go this one is pretty perfect.

  • Aug 29, 2013

    the best film about Michael Jackson art, a must see

    the best film about Michael Jackson art, a must see

  • Aug 26, 2013

    Great documentary ... but I really didn't need interviews from Justin Bieber & Chris Brown. Wtf?

    Great documentary ... but I really didn't need interviews from Justin Bieber & Chris Brown. Wtf?