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U2 3D Reviews

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Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
January 24, 2008
It is a spectacular, musically and visually superb experience, certain to enchant any classical-music fan... if only the fan is not too fanatic to stay away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 24, 2008
Arguably, it's 'Even Better Than the Real Thing.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
January 23, 2008
The first Imax movie that deserves to be called a work of art.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 23, 2008
U23D only just begins to tap the potential of performance film in three dimensions, but the possibilities are thrilling to contemplate.
| Original Score: 3/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 23, 2008
So technologically advanced and totally exhilarating in every way that it may just make all the other '08 concert films obsolete.
Full Review | Original Score: a
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
January 23, 2008
It's an incredible performance captured in a medium that attains a unique aesthetic of immediacy and humanity from the powerful rock quartet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 23, 2008
The 3-D effects not only make you feel that Bono and crew are within arm's reach, but also -- this is a new trick -- layer the pictures to simulate shifting your focus from foreground to background.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 23, 2008
The 15 numbers inluded in 'U2 3D' are as close as the flat screen can get to 'the palpable thrill of actually being at a U2 concert.'
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 23, 2008
Effortless magic happens all the time in U2 3D, and you don't need to be a fan of the band (I'm not) to love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Edna Gundersen
USA Today
January 23, 2008
In many ways delivers an experience that's even better than the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Ann Powers
Los Angeles Times
January 23, 2008
85 beautifully paced minutes of crystal clear, artfully lit shots of Bono and his mates doing their inspirational thing for an arena crowd whose joy surges forth like a tiger in an Imax nature presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
January 23, 2008
The performances, culled from seven shows on the "Vertigo" tour from Mexico City to Buenos Aires, burn with the old unforgettable fire.
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Jennifer Van Evra
Globe and Mail
January 23, 2008
Once you get past the 'Whoa, dude, that's awesome' moments -- after the first couple of songs, the 3-D isn't quite as dazzling -- what's left is a solid U2 concert film that spans the group's sprawling, quarter-century catalogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 23, 2008
In many ways, watching the movie is better than concertgoing.
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
January 23, 2008
As a testament to one of the few bands that actually warrants the 3D concert film treatment, U2 3D rattles and hums like no other.
Jim Harrington
Contra Costa Times
January 23, 2008
It's such a thoroughly enthralling production that, in some ways, an actual U2 concert pales in comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Sarah Rodman
Boston Globe
January 23, 2008
They may not be as cool as Bono's fly shades, but the plastic yellow glasses required for viewing U23D supply an amazing fly-on-the-amp view of the Irish rockers in their natural habitat.
Chris Kaltenbach
Baltimore Sun
January 23, 2008
A concert film featuring one of the world's premier rock bands in top form, shot using cutting-edge technology that gives the audience a better-than-front-row seat. What's not to love?
| Original Score: A
Brett McCracken
Christianity Today
January 23, 2008
The experience of sight and sound that one encounters in U23D is undeniably breathtaking. . . The next best thing to actually being at a live concert.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
January 23, 2008
The film is certainly a visual spectacle and fans looking for nothing more than a visual jukebox will be delighted with it but those hoping for something more from the group may find themselves coming away from it feeling a little disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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