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

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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
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.
June 21, 2019
The concert footage alone would make "Rolling Thunder Revue" worth seeing, but there are other gems.
June 14, 2019
It's not a doomed mission but it's a delicate and a difficult one, and the project collapses under the weight of its contradictory goals and its scattershot strategies to meet them.
Top Critic
June 14, 2019
An ingenious hybrid of fact and fiction that embodies the vital, slipshod, thrilling, confounding essence of the Rolling Thunder Revue itself.
June 14, 2019
It starts feeling like you're not watching a historical document about the '70s so much as you're hearing the distant echoes of a song that you already have stuck in your head; this isn't past or present but rather both at once.
June 13, 2019
The Rolling Thunder Revue was Dylan's personal magical mystery tour - and in Scorsese's hands, there's no shortage of magic or mystery.
June 13, 2019
In Bob we trust.
June 12, 2019
There's a lot of playfulness -- it's high-level Dylan Studies. Just as the singer often wore a magician's white face (or even a plastic mask) on this tour, Scorsese is having fun infusing his own flow with subtle fictionalizations that may outfox you.
June 12, 2019
One of the most frustrating Martin Scorsese films as well as one of the most out-of-character.
June 12, 2019
What's real and what isn't hardly matters, though, when the celebration is so inviting.
June 12, 2019
Scorsese's unclassifiable phantasmagoria plays like a great Dylan song, darting between fact and playful fiction. It's part tour diary, part trickster handbook and totally mesmerizing. You've never seen or heard anything like it in your life.
June 12, 2019
Rolling Thunder Revue is a brilliant rock doc because it doesn't take itself too seriously and because it recognizes that rock and roll is a kingdom built on borrowed threads and fudged facts.
June 12, 2019
If, however, you're a devoted Dylan completist, this middling concert movie and profoundly inadequate documentary might just be the greatest cinematic experience of your life.
June 12, 2019
Yet by the time Scorsese interrupts his own end credits to deliver an "encore" performance from Dylan, the film secures its place in the pantheon of music documentaries.
June 12, 2019
Ultimately, the copious, unmanipulated (one hopes!) footage of Dylan himself is what will endure.
Top Critic
June 12, 2019
By participating in Dylan's serious game of locating truth behind masks, Scorsese creates a fascinating document, more like Dylan and his work than like a film about him.
June 11, 2019
It's stirring how Dylan keeps coming back to film, with its beautiful masks and lies, and it is a gift that Scorsese has been there ready to meet him.
June 11, 2019
There are some slippery manoeuvres and some fudging of the facts, but where this thing works like gangbusters is in the remastered concert footage.
June 11, 2019
Full of eye-opening musical performances, the film also sparkles with tongue-in-cheek humor, and features contemporary interviews that are often far from what they seem.
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