David Bowie: The Last Five Years Reviews

July 9, 2018
The Last Five Years shows the most raw... character that Bowie has ever created: himself, without make-up, with illusions, without costumes, with new ideas, without fireworks, with passion. And always with audacity. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 4, 2018
By the end you come away thinking that despite his much ballyhooed different personas, Bowie was in fact one of music's most transparent personalities, the different masks being just different facets of who he really was.
March 28, 2018
For those who are fascinated by the enigmas posed by these videos' unusual imagery (such as the face bandages with small buttons for eyes, a haunting visual from "Lazarus"), this documentary will not disappoint.
January 24, 2018
If you like David Bowie, you will like David Bowie: The Last Five Years.
January 20, 2018
A good one for either the Bowie die-hard or casual fan.
January 16, 2018
Even if Last Five Years builds a conventional framework for a notoriously unconventional person, that dissonance is its own sort of tribute, and offers another lesson: He did all this stuff because he's the only person alive who could've thought of it.
January 11, 2018
Bowie's untimely death was a tragedy, but at the very least, it finally got us really discussing his body of work. The Last Five Years continues that necessary conversation.
January 9, 2018
The Last Five Years will be a must for even casual Bowie fans, who are most likely still reeling from their idol's absence. It captures the ever-changing artist in his most surprising incarnation yet: a mortal man.
January 9, 2018
It's a thoughtful look back at a formidable artist.
January 8, 2018
It transforms and sturdies itself into a nice bit of remembrance for one last outburst of creativity in the life of a great artist.
January 8, 2018
... for Bowie fans, undoubtedly it will be worth the wait.
January 5, 2018
The Last Five Years visits all of it, and while the subject is only present in the later years through some random audio, archival footage and the recordings themselves, the sense of celebration is uplifting.
November 9, 2017
With a tone more celebratory than elegiac, this is a worthy screen memorial that should interest serious Bowiephiles and casual fans alike.
November 9, 2017
"The Last Five Years" filters the twilight of Bowie's career through the prism of an era when he reigned as pop royalty, and what you perceive now, far more than the fashion-forward evolutions, is the dazzling continuity beneath them.