Spielberg Reviews

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March 16, 2019
An honest documentary about the master of entertainment. It's more personal than I thought it could be. [Full review in Spanish].
October 25, 2018
An absolute wonder to watch. It made me so unbelievably happy and reminded me why I love film.
June 25, 2018
The HBO documentary Spielberg is a lot like some of the legendary director's films: it's well-made, thoughtful, emotional and maybe a little long.
June 25, 2018
Lacy's doc offers some insights directly and might nudge you to others.
June 25, 2018
Overall, Spielberg is a satisfying and edifying look at a giant of cinema. Viewers will leave the film with a deeper appreciation not only of his exceptional craft, but also of the man himself...
December 19, 2017
Just because it's a familiar story, though, doesn't mean it won't hold you in the palm of its hand as it guides you through the filmography of the quintessential American filmmaker.
December 5, 2017
With an extraordinary selection of clips, Lacy illustrates the most obvious father and son theme from his oeuvre...80+ stars give directorial anecdotes from each film.
November 13, 2017
It cannot be stressed enough that 2.5 hours is not enough time to cover Spielberg's career...
October 12, 2017
It's not easy to summarize Steven Spielberg, but Lacy has achieved that and so much more.
October 10, 2017
[Spielberg] is valuable, but leaves the feeling that, with a little more audacity and irreverence, it could have been a lot better. [Full Review in Spanish]
October 10, 2017
Though Spielberg could do with a sequel, for now it's a useful retrospective of a filmmaker whose influence on cinema cannot be overstated.
October 9, 2017
Lacy has mined everything, it seems, except perhaps too little naysaying.
October 9, 2017
This is a documentary that could and should be shown in film schools.
October 9, 2017
... it's a testimony to Spielberg's career that a two-and-a-half-hour documentary on his life and work could both feel too long in some places and yet oddly inadequate in others.
October 9, 2017
At nearly two-and-a-half hours, Spielberg is as epic in scope and lively in detail as the classic films he devoured and studied while dreaming of helming his own masterpieces.
October 8, 2017
Lacy consistently seduces us through its two and a half hour running time without ever slackening the energy or glossing over his shortcomings.
October 8, 2017
Even when the proceedings feel a little cursory, or incomplete, this is still a lovingly painted big picture.
October 7, 2017
Spielberg still feels like a respectful appreciation of a beloved figure more than an insightful study. There's nothing wrong with that, but ... it's also OK to ask for more.
October 7, 2017
The new documentary makes a strong case that at the peak of his powers, Spielberg may have had many colleagues, but he had no peer.
October 7, 2017
To anyone who has grown up consuming Spielberg's work, Lacy has delivered a documentary that will speak to them too -- one that at its best approximates the feeling of the last 40-some-odd years of movie-making flashing before your eyes.
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