Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese Reviews

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December 18, 2019
Come for the metacommentary, but stay for the face-melting concert footage.
December 11, 2019
It wouldn't take much work to make a case for Dylan as a criminally underrated vocal stylist based on these performances alone, approaching each new song as one more masterpiece he can't stop painting over.
December 11, 2019
As a filmmaker, Scorsese isn't content with finding the legend; instead, he creates it right in front of your eyes.
December 11, 2019
Martin Scorsese's masterful account of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue contains predictable treasures, jolting surprises, and a mischievous sprinkle of untruths.
December 11, 2019
Breathtaking performances - shot in close-up - of songs like "One More Cup of Coffee", "Hurricane", and "Romance in Durango" are padded by moments of joy and heartbreak.
December 11, 2019
Two of America's greatest storytellers have delivered the best documentary of the year.
December 11, 2019
It is a great marriage of artist(s) and repertoire, and might slip past some people as just another talking head music doc. It's actually far more sly than that.
December 11, 2019
[Martin] Scorsese follows the lackadaisical approach of the Revue in his compilation to the film's detriment; it doesn't help that the earthy '70s film stock never quite fully captures the insouciant energy of its time.
December 11, 2019
It's as unpredictable, wily, sharp and cryptic as its slippery subject.
December 11, 2019
Nearly all of the footage in the film is incredible, both in terms of content and restoration.
December 11, 2019
The true shock of Rolling Thunder Revue is in how good, how alive, Dylan is on stage.
December 11, 2019
Where Rolling Thunder Revue works best is when it's clear in its ambiguity.
December 11, 2019
With "Rolling Thunder Revue," [Martin] Scorsese remains at the top of his game, and is the perfect filmmaker to tell the story of a unique chapter in the life and career of a fellow creative legend.
December 7, 2019
Scorsese seems to intrinsically understand the revue's ethos. Hence the intuitive decision to make the execution of his film an aesthetic mirror of the tour it documents.
October 1, 2019
It's a heavy weight to carry and without any form of value being provoked, it sadly falls into the category of a vanity project rather than a goldmine of immersive character.
October 1, 2019
Scorsese and Dylan are being incredibly playful here... It feeds into the idea of how myths are made.
September 4, 2019
Scorsese delivers a document that is part tour diary, part surreal narrative but totally absorbing 142-minute mesmerizer.
July 11, 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue is a carnival barker of a film, luring you in with baubles and promises and quietly swindling you while it entertains. It's almost always effective and impressive, but the fact-fiction line is so blurred that it often runs invisibly.
July 11, 2019
What Scorsese offers us is a reasonable facsimile of what The Rolling Thunder Revue was like: A rollicking good time, a shape-shifting getaway, and an inspiring journey.
July 9, 2019
In a year of very good music documentaries, this is probably the best one yet. (Living Life Fearless)
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