Critic Reviews

88

Metascore

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100
There are few concert movies that were filmed were such abiding feeling and respect. It's of a potent vintage that goes down deceptively smoother with age.
100
Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the rare rock films that produces the effect of a live concert: After each number, the audience erupts into applause.
100
The greatest rock concert movie ever made -- and maybe the best rock movie, period.
100
It's never been topped.
100
Soars on its purity of form, subdued elegance and tidy professionalism.
100
Variety
An outstanding rock documentary.
100
Washington Post
Is "The Last Waltz" the greatest rock movie of all time? It makes its case persuasively in a restoration overseen by director Martin Scorsese and producer Robbie Robertson that's been released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the concert it made famous.
100
New York Magazine (Vulture)
No other concert film has ever expressed so fervently the erotic root of rock. Seeing it is the opposite of taking a trip down memory lane; it's more like a plunge into the belly of the beast.
80
From a technical perspective, it's undoubtedly the most impressive and authentic concert film ever made.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
The music probably sounds fine on a CD. Certainly it is well-rehearsed. But the overall sense of the film is of good riddance to a bad time.

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