David Byrne's American Utopia Reviews

  • David Byrne's American Utopia
    • Genre : Documentary, Music
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 135 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : HBO
    • Official Site : http://www.hbo.com/american-utopia
    • Reviews Rate
      Excellent entertaining! It's a masterpiece.

    • Readers Rate

Movie Reviews

  • mostly he (Spike Lee) just lets the night unfurl itself, with Byrne as ringmaster, host, and resident sage -- neatly soft-shoeing through the tuneful detritus of a wild, wild life
    Review rate : B+ by Leah Greenblatt [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • every aspect of this spectacle insists that we need to hear and see each other instead of just bopping our heads along to the beat, and Lee's mellifluous direction allows that idea to reverberate through your body without drowning out the music
    Review rate : A by David Ehrlich [IndieWire ]
  • a thrilling film version of the David Byrne concert musical; Annie-B Parson's choreography is so ingeniously alive that you almost feel like Byrne and the others are making up their casually synced funk-soul movements on the spot
    by Owen Gleiberman [Variety ]
  • a filmed version of the musician's hit Broadway show plays like a vibrant greatest hits extravaganza that could win converts
    4 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • a cathartic celebration, exactly when we need it; a harmonious fusion between the quizzical intelligence, the wit, the humanity and the ebullient musicality of what's happening onstage and the dizzying creativity of the team capturing it for the screen
    by David Rooney [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • "David Byrne's American Utopia" is an ideal world; it's exhilarating and joyful; and David Byrne and Spike Lee actually do make a perfect pair
    Review rate : A by Robert Daniels [The Playlist ]
  • "American Utopia" is a welcome rock doc that will appeal to all audiences; It is as much a celebration of song and contemporary dance as it is a call to action about the need to embrace our humanity and connect with others. Quite simply: it's a joy
    Review rate : A- by Joe Lipsett [Consequence of Sound ]

Reader's Reviews

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