Springsteen on Broadway

2018

Springsteen on Broadway (2018)

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Critic 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.

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"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 (21) | Top Critics (7)

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…
AV Club
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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…
CNN.com
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Springsteen's attempts to conjure up a spell, while they probably worked on the stage, are constantly shattered by Thom Zimny's cuts and disengaged zooms.

Dec 12, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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