The Last Waltz Reviews

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April 6, 2020
Emotional, soulful and one of the five best rock-docs ever made.
March 31, 2020
At its best the style of The Last Waltz, at once kaleidoscopic and concentrated, discursive and fixated, distils more about its subject and its times (and about its maker and his obsessions) than the impressionism of cinema verite.
September 11, 2019
Simply one of the best rock docs ever, born of equal parts thunder and fatigue.
December 6, 2018
Essential viewing for budding musicians and misty-eyed folks who hark back to a golden era when these rock gods ruled the earth.
January 8, 2018
The Band's music has such intrinsic strength and resilience that it can't help but break through those self-imposed barriers and set itself and the audience free.
July 11, 2017
Outstanding '70s concert docu has smoking, drinking.
April 18, 2013
It might be the best concert film of all time.
December 4, 2011
This 1978 labour of love, one of the most immaculately filmed rock concerts, preserves for posterity the final appearance of the Band, the great group led by Robbie Robertson that had been on the road (often with Bob Dylan) for 16 years.
December 1, 2011
A heady time capsule.
April 3, 2011
An essential document of American music at its unbeatable best.
May 8, 2010
The filmmaking is superbly controlled yet spontaneously alive.
August 21, 2009
With all the powder that's said to have been tooted at the Band's 1976 "farewell" show, filmed by Martin Scorsese in his goodfella-against-the-helicopters period, you could make a line from Oak Street Cinema all the way to the mayor's office.
February 17, 2006
February 9, 2006
It's arguably the most beautiful of rock movies, while the musical highlights - 'The Weight' with the Staples Singers, Van Morrison's firebolt 'Caravan', every Levon Helm vocal - still astound.
July 15, 2005
June 19, 2005
May 3, 2005
March 18, 2005
Overlong but enjoyable documentary...
April 16, 2004
The rock documentary by which all others are measured
January 23, 2004
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