David Bowie Is Happening Now (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

David Bowie Is Happening Now (2014)

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Bowie is the man who elevated his music to what can only be described as an art form. Driven by an entirely deeper dynamic than most pop artists, David Bowie inhabits a very special world of extraordinary sounds and endless vision. Unwilling to stay on the treadmill of rock legend and avoiding the descent into ever demeaning and decreasing circles of cliché, Bowie writes and performs what he wants, when he wants. His absence from the endless list of "important events" has just fuelled interest. Constant speculation about what the guy was up to has even led some to wonder if this is his greatest reinvention ever. David Jones!(C) Official Site

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Critic Reviews for David Bowie Is Happening Now

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

There are fascinating nuggets, but nothing you couldn't pick up from a decent biography.

July 4, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's something to watch the shining eyes of doughy, aging Brits as they stand before the kaleidoscopic jumpsuit he wore on Top of the Pops in 1972.

November 19, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Don't expect much insight into the music itself. And don't expect after to feel like you were there - if museum exhibitions had DVD extras, this would be one.

November 18, 2014 | Full Review…

It's a little like hugely extended footage for the sort of arts review show that might feature Paul Morley. Look who it is.

July 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While it's a very good video presskit for the exhibition, it makes for a peculiar sort of rockumentary. The exhibition is already one time removed from its ever-elusive subject. The film kind of telescopes that feeling.

May 6, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Puffy rather than insightful, it's a slog even for Bowie diehards.

November 20, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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