Gaga: Five Foot Two Reviews

September 29, 2017
Gaga is on volatile form... yet can be excused a few nerves given that she will be performing in front of a global audience of 117 million, and there's enough self-awareness to temper the divadom.
September 28, 2017
Gaga: Five Foot Two isn't quite sure what kind of documentary it wants to be.
September 25, 2017
... for now, Gaga is asking not for applause but understanding.
September 22, 2017
Five Foot Two never quite shakes the feel of a longform advert for Gaga's new phase that's preaching to the converted.
September 22, 2017
Manages to create a sense of intimacy and revelation, even as we sense that there is really no such thing as an unguarded moment for Lady Gaga.
September 22, 2017
A star isn't born here, she's diminished.
September 22, 2017
There's a noirish glamour ... Conversely, there are moments of raw and casual power.
September 22, 2017
Five Foot Two offers an intimate look at Gaga behind the scenes and beyond the fame.
September 21, 2017
Its very existence is owed to Gaga's expressiveness, even as it documents a period of time a career-minded singer might have kept hidden.
September 21, 2017
Anyone who doesn't have a Little Monster's encyclopedic knowledge might feel a little emotionally lost.
September 21, 2017
While it's possible that the director and cinematographer Chris Moukarbel is good at withholding unflattering material, Gaga comes off well, and credibly so: intelligent, an accomplished craftswoman, a well-mannered collaborator and boss.
September 20, 2017
One can imagine woe would betide anyone who might neglect, say, to get the lining on a sequined jacket fixed the instant she asks for it, as happens just before she does the halftime show at the Super Bowl.
September 20, 2017
She's never without a strong emotion, which must get exhausting, even as it makes her a fascinating subject.
September 19, 2017
The camera loves Gaga's dramatic eyebrows and large eyes staring over her long nose and Streisand-ish mouth, but Five Foot Two captures her at a down time in her life, in several senses of that term.
September 18, 2017
Why, given unfettered access to such an inventive, imaginative, iconoclastic performer would you take such scant opportunity to actually show her performing, live?
September 14, 2017
The film's message is empowering but its subtext is more fascinating, as Gaga puts her take-charge philosophy to use.
September 11, 2017
Entertaining but manipulative. Gaga is always on.
September 9, 2017
Gaga radiates a potent energy - she's intensely funny and aware, and so unabashedly focused on herself that, like Madonna back in the day, that's simply who she is and who we want her to be.