Springsteen on Broadway


Springsteen on Broadway

Critics Consensus

The Boss holds court with arresting charisma and storytelling skill in this one-man show, delivering a rollicking rumination on America's past, present, and future.



Total Count: 22


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Movie Info

"Springsteen on Broadway" is a solo acoustic performance written and performed by Tony Award, Academy Award, and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography 'Born to Run,' "Springsteen on Broadway" is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. In addition, it features a special appearance by Patti Scialfa. Netflix will allow global audiences to see the show critics have been raving about from anywhere they are.

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Critic Reviews for Springsteen on Broadway

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

  • The approach conjures a compelling intimacy as the musician takes a trip back through his life, reflecting on his childhood, the very different personalities of his parents, and the effects his hard-drinking father had on his development.

    Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • An absorbing viewing experience, one that comes with the warm, accumulating feeling that while under Bruce Springsteen's tutelage, everything makes sense.

    Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A master class in pacing, dynamics, modulation of volume and tone, and the film brings you right up onstage with Springsteen, giving you a more intimate view of his technique - understated, seemingly casual but absolutely controlled.

    Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Like many of the all-time great concert films, Springsteen On Broadway is no substitute for being in the room, but it's power transcends any perceived limitations.

    Dec 14, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

    David Anthony

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Watching him on-screen (two performances were filmed in July for the Netflix show) was still transformative.

    Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Granted, those kind of accolades [EGOT] might sound like a lot to ask of one guy, standing alone on stage, armed only with a few musical instruments and an unabated passion for rock. But fortunately, he's that good.

    Dec 14, 2018 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    Top Critic

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