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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful:

weak and bad documentary

1/10
Author: mdmalice from Brazil
25 May 2017

first we don't have to do a documentary about bowie in his last five years his 70,s and 80,s years were excited they should do a documentary about that should be cool how he started his career the wild of drugs,alcohol of 70's the england movement of 60,s and 70,s could be interesting for me but this film is boring sorry sorry telling the truth.

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

disappoint

1/10
Author: ouny
6 June 2017

first we don't have to do a documentary about bowie in his last five years his 70,s and 80,s years were excited they should do a documentary about that should be cool how he started his career the wild of drugs.but this film is boring sorry sorry telling the truth. could be better with a better direction but ............

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

please more material

1/10
Author: albualicex from United States
25 June 2017

Being a big fan I could not wait to watch this special. But it was anything but special. From the moment it starts it is a man talking about life and achievements with photos of his flashing in the background. If you have ever watched TV or picked up a magazine then you already know everything this show has to offer.

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful:

boring and painful to watch

1/10
Author: albualicexz from United States
25 June 2017

This film, routine, special, whatever you want to call it, was just awful though. I mean even in the middle of it stops for twenty seconds just running the clock out and that wasn't the first time took the long, long pauses. even looked like was tired, struggling and not really into it. The material was lame except for maybe one joke. dog routine was not funny. The one about score was boring and the one was just painful.

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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful:

Mouse fart

7/10
Author: begob from The Undertow
10 January 2017

Last five years of the great star's life, but really a review of his career with studio versions of his songs played over obscure live footage.

Most interesting thing I took from it is the Major Tom element. At one point Bowie says it was his internal dialogue made manifest, then there's an image of a skeleton orbiting in space, then a skeleton discovered inside a spacesuit, then an adaptation of Heroes for Lazarus, then screw heads for eyes over a bandage in a death bed. You had to be there.

Overall: engaging, gets more interesting in the end.

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11 out of 21 people found the following review useful:

Absolutely Brilliant

10/10
Author: lnking-23180 from Canada
8 January 2017

Being born in 1960 I had the privilege of listening to David Bowie and watching his TV and movie performances for most of my life. This documentary really shows his ability and love of his craft right to the unfortunate end. I hope many people can take from this who suffer in any way what true strength and heart can do. I hope even though he's gone that the current and coming generations will appreciate his pure talent was and I believe this film shows just that. Bravo Tony Visconti, Carlos Alamar and others who knew him for your support and help through his career and your presence in this documentary. Having those only who actually knew him and not others who can only comment on his talent was a relief. Of all the documentaries I've watched through the years about someone famous this is the only one I give 10/10.

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful:

boring and sick

1/10
Author: aneloko from United States
25 June 2017

This film, routine, special, whatever you want to call it, was just awful though. I mean even in the middle of it stops for twenty seconds just running the clock out and that wasn't the first time took the long, long pauses. even looked like was tired, struggling and not really into it. The material was lame except for maybe one joke. dog routine was not funny. The one about score was boring and the one was just painful. look

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