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Light on detail and insight, Live from New York! offers little that SNL fans haven't seen in any of the show's various retrospective specials. Read critic reviews

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All Critics (48) | Top Critics (26) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (23)

  • It isn't just a rehash of the same old stories and clips. It's a stylish and entertaining examination of why it's still on the air, 40 years on - and why we're still talking about it.

    May 28, 2016 | Full Review…
  • It's refreshing to see a retrospective of the show that's not bogged down by overly detailed timelines and the desire to wax nostalgic.

    November 17, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Nguyen does fine work illustrating how SNL went from the ultimate outsider show to the ultimate institution, stopping along the way to touch briefly on controversies .

    August 14, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • As infomercials go, the doc is funnier than a Sham-Wow! spot, but it's still an infomercial.

    June 13, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • If you simply love the show, and want a movie about how it has reflected - and, rarely, helped change - attitudes about sex, gender and race, then "Live From New York!" may fit the bill.

    June 12, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • It's too cursory, too frivolous to make a case for the show's importance as an American institution, even though it insists on it.

    June 12, 2015 | Full Review…

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