Spielberg Reviews

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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.
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 8, 2017
Ehat do its 145 minutes (an appropriately Spielberg-ian chunk of time) really tell us about Steven Spielberg, aside from the fact that the man has made a lot of movies? Not much.
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 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
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.
October 6, 2017
This is a fitting and thorough tribute to a director whose work has left an enormous footprint on the popular culture.
October 6, 2017
A remarkable look at what shaped both Spielberg's art and the man who created it.
October 6, 2017
The Steven Spielberg portrayed in Susan Lacy's satisfyingly comprehensive 2 1/2 -hour HBO documentary "Spielberg" is a wide-open book.
October 6, 2017
A totally effective guided tour of his life and works, playing all of the greatest hits along the way, but it's also a relatively safe one, choosing to speed past some notable disappointments.
October 6, 2017
Spielberg shows the extraordinary life of a cinephile turned director, whose work has left an indelible mark, one that's perhaps so entrenched that we often fail to notice it.
October 6, 2017
Spielberg will make movie lovers happy, or, more accurately, just remind them how happy its subject made them in the past.
October 6, 2017
Insightful and surprisingly intimate.
October 6, 2017
With its penetrating look at a career that now spans half a century, "Spielberg" enriches a series of films that you - or, at least, some of us - never get tired of thinking about.
October 5, 2017
After 2 1/2 hours of genuflecting, Spielberg may well leave viewers asking what exactly was the point
October 5, 2017
For all its sweep, Spielberg the documentary succeeds most distinctively where Mr. Spielberg the director has: accessing the child in its subject.
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