The Get Down: Season 1 - TV Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Get Down: Season 1 Reviews

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March 1, 2019
There is plenty to love about The Get Down, even if you can't get behind every creative choice.
July 10, 2018
The series created by Baz Luhrmann aspires to remain in the memory of the spectator because of its rhythm, its color and its brightness. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 29, 2018
The Baz Luhrmann Netflix series about the rise of hip-hop contains great music and set pieces that make it easy to binge-watch and enjoy.
April 20, 2018
Production design, sound design, camerawork and performance are all precisely attenuated to create an overwhelming cinematic juggernaut. You don't watch it passively, you hang on for dear life.
March 7, 2018
More ambitiously, the show endeavors to show not just a new artwork but a new art coming into being.
November 28, 2017
It's full of strange and inexplicable decisions, like the baffling choice to frame the whole series as a story being told by the main character via rap ballad performed in concert in the mid-'90s. It's also one of the coolest things I've seen all year.
October 17, 2017
The setting might be specific, but the story is universal.
September 26, 2017
[Baz] Luhrmann zeroes in on the universal elements of humanity while leaning heavily on the knowledge of producers Grandmaster Flash, George and Nas to stitch everything together.
September 21, 2017
A coming-of-age drama anchored in the late '70s Bronx hip-hop and disco scenes, "The Get Down" has a deep respect for the innovations it's portraying-and the pioneers responsible for those breakthroughs...
August 31, 2017
However, the main problem was an inconsistency of tone, which meant it was Hallmark sentimentality one minute, gang shootings the next, without the two ever gelling as a single drama.
August 28, 2017
An ambitious, grainy, gorgeous, absurdly poetic hurricane of feelings.
August 11, 2017
The Get Down is the most fun I've had watching a TV show since the first season of Empire.
March 21, 2017
While the rest of The Get Down struggles to find its footing outside the performances, Dizzee is a refreshing character to see.
October 24, 2016
The Get Down is a highly stylized and revised retelling that tries to provides historical context of a vibrant cultural movement, but it feels a little too indulgent and fantastical.
October 4, 2016
It had all the right elements and it's a series you really want to like but ultimately, The Get Down is a let-down.
October 4, 2016
If you can dig the vibe, the feature-length first episode becomes as absorbing as it is theatrical.
September 15, 2016
Ditches nostalgia for a cultural remix
August 19, 2016
If the first two episodes of The Get Down left you puzzling over Cadillac and Fat Annie's necessity to its intersecting plots, let it be known that the riddle of their presence will bedevil you still in episodes three and four.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 17, 2016
Baz Luhrmann's first small-screen foray, The Get Down, has landed on Netflix with one of TV's biggest ever price tags. It was worth the dosh.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 17, 2016
There's too much going on for any of it to matter very much.
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