The Last Waltz Reviews

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January 14, 2003
January 7, 2003
For all the superstars who appear on stage in this landmark rock-umentary, it is the offstage interviews that really star. The camera is a fly on the wall.... Each time we return to the stage after hearing what The Band members have to say, Scorsese wants t
November 7, 2002
A brilliant DVD does justice to the greatest rock-and-roll film of all time.
July 20, 2002
The greatest rock concert movie ever made -- and maybe the best rock movie, period.
July 7, 2002
Scorsese actually scripted and storyboarded the film... Remarkably, the performances show no signs of being reined in or rehearsed. In fact, as Scorsese's cameras swirl around the musicians, all we see is joy and high spirits.
June 15, 2002
The Last Waltz is our best insight to a moment when the giants of the previous decade raged against time, in the shadow of an age that changed them all inalterably.
June 5, 2002
Martin Scorsese's giddiest, most euphoric film.
May 10, 2002
This classic is one of the most well realized and musically satisfying rock movies ever made.
May 9, 2002
...Exposes the spuriousness of Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous once and for all.
May 7, 2002
The result is one of the best concert films in rock music history.
April 29, 2002
...no mere loud rock concert. It's a work of art. ...a celebration rather than a farewell, and Scorsese's direction always puts the music first.
April 26, 2002
This is one of the great movie experiences.
April 24, 2002
An unusually dignified portrait of rock excess.
April 21, 2002
Seeing The Last Waltz again after many years is like revisiting an old passion and realizing the heat is still there.
April 19, 2002
Still sounds powerful, vibrant, imaginative and adventurous.
April 19, 2002
It's a joy to hear again the scruffy, rough-hewn music of the Band.
April 19, 2002
The Last Waltz seems more than ever an act of musical mourning.
April 19, 2002
Compared to the sort of mindless ego-massages and jump-cut filled exercises that would follow in its concert film wake, it still stands alone.
April 19, 2002
A revealing document of a time.
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