Live From New York!
201548 Reviews 250+ Ratings
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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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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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