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U2 3D Reviews

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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 22, 2008
Bono should refrain from ramming his preachy political meanderings down our throats and let the music do the talking. Even if some of that music becomes a little stultifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
David Gritten
February 22, 2008
Inadvertently, U2 3D mimics perfectly the empty, intimacy-free spectacle that is stadium rock.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
January 8, 2008
Anyone who owns Rattle and Hum knows that U2 is a great live act, but what's the point of U2 3D beyond simulating a front-row view of one of their concerts?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
January 24, 2008
Having these enormous, almost disembodied figures endlessly cascading through space is more distracting than illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Dujsik
Movie Insider
January 31, 2008
A 60-foot IMAX screen showing a 60-foot Bono on a screen at the concert might be a new definition of kitsch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
February 22, 2008
U2 just look like four conceited billionaires who are further up themselves than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2008
When Bono reaches into the camera and out of the screen, there are few cinematic moments more intimate.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 22, 2008
Transforms a great rock spectacle into something intimate, is a cultural artifact of an era when we could label a rock group 'the only band that matters' and have it mean something.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Campbell
January 20, 2008
U2 3D must be seen, not necessarily because it's a great film, but because it's an important film, and you can say you saw it when.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nell Minow
January 24, 2008
"U2 in 3D" doesn't just give you the feeling of being at a rock concert. It gives you the feeling of being a rock star.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 22, 2008
While U2 3D doesn't rank with Stop Making Sense or The Last Waltz in the realm of top-shelf concert films, it's enjoyable and a fine fat eyeful.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 9, 2008
By the time Bono turns to the camera, reaching out to his audience in a typically theatrical plea for peace, love and understanding, one half expects his outstretched hand to surge through the screen and seize one of your own.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
U2 3D is an isle of style and sense in a sea of mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 22, 2008
This is perhaps the most technologically pristine 3-D concert film ever made.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Schager
January 24, 2008
While U2 3D delivers what it promises to, it doesn't do anything further.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
If you are a die hard U2 fan, you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this! A very cool experience!
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
Diva Velez
February 28, 2008
U23D captures the band and the excitement of their live shows in a way that no other medium could. The combination of art and science, technology and emotion, separates U23D from being just a nifty 3D experiment and elevates it to a pop mast
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
January 21, 2008
3D is an experience that will overwhelm the faithful and enchant the newcomers...a well-rehearsed corker of a show that hits all the U2 basics while providing unsettling intimacy far beyond the limitation of previous cinematic concert efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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