Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance Reviews

April 21, 2017
Credit goes to Heymann for both his presentation of Naharin's work (which might have been tedious and/or inaccessible for the uninitiated) and character (which might have been obscured by the maestro's presence and/or the figures he commands).
March 31, 2017
Naharin's style is both idiosyncratic and accessible, his movements both angular and supple, but above all his dances celebrate the body, built for the joy of motion.
March 30, 2017
Naharin's dances, amply illustrated from decades' worth of film, are visceral, emotional and sometimes shocking.
March 17, 2017
The portrait of the artist might be a bit uncritically rosy; still, this is a compelling dance film that captures the drive and passion of a key figure in contemporary choreography.
March 9, 2017
Watching Mr. Gaga develop as a dancemaker is as entrancing as watching Batsheva perform live.
March 9, 2017
[A] fascinating if frustratingly discursive documentary ...
March 8, 2017
In performance and rehearsal clips, Heymann's saturated cinematography captures the raw physicality and emotion of Naharin's work, and the way he cajoles, demeans and seduces his dancers.
March 2, 2017
Gaga looks like fun, but the soul-revealing "Mr. Gaga" makes clear the sacrifice Naharin's dedication has exacted from family and dancers alike.
February 9, 2017
The dancing alone is worth the price of admission, and Naharin is a dynamic if somewhat aloof subject.
February 9, 2017
When someone can talk as well as they create, the rewards are considerable, as the documentary "Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance" convincingly demonstrates.
February 3, 2017
A fascinating if uneven portrait.
February 2, 2017
Mr. Gaga consequently never coheres into a meaningful commentary on Maharin, an artist whose vital work defies easy categorization.
February 1, 2017
A superb dance documentary in its almost single-minded focus on process.
January 31, 2017
Mr. Naharin is an intriguing figure. But "Mr. Gaga" is a scattered and somewhat confused film.
January 25, 2017
Interweaves archival film with contemporary material to masterfully portray one of the most vital dance artists of the past half-century.
January 12, 2017
Leading Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin is profiled in Mr. Gaga, possibly the most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since Pina.