BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky Reviews

November 20, 2020
BLACKPINK changes languages from English to Korean to Thai seemingly at random. But as I saw more of these discussions, I could detect a more consistent rhythm in the way they discourse, synchronizing their thoughts to one another.
October 28, 2020
Compelling docu reveals human side of K-pop phenomenon
October 24, 2020
Yet the group's near-perfect appearance is part of what makes it - and the documentary - so interesting. It's more of a K-pop PR exposé than a deep dive into the members' lives.
October 19, 2020
It sounds good, they have fun, but so do lots of things that have nowhere near 30 million followers.
October 19, 2020
Even by the standards of "officially approved" pop phenom bios of the Bieber/Miley variety, this is weak tea.
October 19, 2020
While there's not a lot of new information here, it is a nuanced and exciting introduction to an exciting new girl group, and that is all it needs to be.
October 15, 2020
Not only is their journey intriguing, but the girls are also magnetic and charming.
October 14, 2020
The challenge is to make it more than just an infomercial. Seen that way, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky manages to offer a welcome reminder that even for K-pop's reigning queens, all that glitters isn't always gold.
October 14, 2020
BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky is an intimate story that focuses on Rosé, Jisoo, Lisa, and Jennie first and their careers second...It's clear that baby BLINKs will be born once the credits roll.
October 14, 2020
Netflix was right to trust a woman with Blackpink's story, and Suh cuts through K-pop's strongest stereotypes to get to the truth behind not only the group, but the four unique women who make it.
October 14, 2020
The K-pop phenomenon may still feel new to some consumers (it's not), but if nothing else, Suh's film handily does away with the sense that these superstars are simply part of a pre-packaged cultural machine.
October 14, 2020
Here is an economy in which companies make millions by working kids to the bone. Skimming the topic is a missed opportunity, but the film's winsome stars are its saving grace.
October 14, 2020
What does it mean that Blackpink seems more interesting in a documentary than in the music that led to the doc's creation? Perhaps it's the strategy for survival the women know they'll need.
October 14, 2020
The lack of controversy in "Light Up the Sky" can make the movie feel tightly manicured. But what you miss in internet-fueled scuttlebutt, you gain in human insight.
October 14, 2020
If Blackpink: Light Up the Sky is an illusion, then, it's certainly a clever one. The feeling of being allowed behind the scenes and made privy to exclusive steps on the road to mega-success is palpable.