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Michael Jackson's This Is It Reviews

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September 11, 2017
It's always inspiring to see a genius at work. And that's exactly how I felt watching Michael Jackson in This Is it--inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 2, 2012
Don't watch this documentary film expecting to find insight into Jackson's troubled psyche, or to spot premonitions of his impending death, watch instead for glimpses of his peerless talent.
October 27, 2010
Sometimes he loses his voice and sometimes he even loses his temper. The film never shows us whether or not Michael Jackson had lost his mind. But it does show us that he never lost his talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2010
There are some who will claim this documentary is ghoulish. I think haunting is a better word, as you fathom what the music world would have been like had he lived.
March 19, 2010
It's a goddamn American tragedy. Let the poor sick bastard rest in peace.
January 29, 2010
Because the show was designed to be a nostalgic wrap-up of the highlights of [Jackson's] career, This Is It works very appropriately as a eulogy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 29, 2010
If you've got the slightest interest in Jackson's music, then this is the movie for you. If you want to learn the truth about the icon, then you're looking at the wrong film.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
January 26, 2010
The total DVD package is a brilliantly conceived and assembled work that shows the love (L O V E) the filmmakers have for their muse, Michael.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 25, 2010
...a pretty amazing labor of love...a DVD that anyone interesting in music, live shows and the creative process should see.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 8, 2010
'This is It' is tied together by an aesthetic that can only be called Synthetic Intimacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 15, 2009
This Is It gives us enough to see that this concert series was going to be the kind of show you tell your grandkids about, full of incredible dancing and innovative staging and energetic wowness. The missing elements serve to feature the star who has fal
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 2, 2009
As breathtaking as it is heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 24, 2009
A piecemeal attempt at putting a bow on Michael Jackson's overblown and bankrupt career, this clinical behind-the-scenes collage of the rehearsal process for MJ's doomed London performance schedule is more propaganda than documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 19, 2009
As much as This Is It recalls Jackson's genius, it perpetuates the exploitation that shaped his life.
November 15, 2009
Now, when I see and hear the fan worship, I don't silently cringe. Never again. I nod my head in affirmation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 12, 2009
... a concert-that-never-was film that trumps that genre because of its ultimate humanity, imperfection and lack of overproduction
November 12, 2009
... unapologetically worshipful, but it delivers.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 11, 2009
A deeply creepy and disturbing exercise, in which we're exposed to footage that was likely never meant to see the light of day, featuring a performer who at the time was, literally, days away from death.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 11, 2009
By the time the tour was gelling, the Weird One had left the building.
November 8, 2009
As a posthumous document, This Is It offers a veiled, vaseline-lens look behind the curtain. As a cultural event, it's more than a little creepy and depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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