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The Last Waltz
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The Last Waltz

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One of the best, simplest, and most joyous films ever made

ametaphysicalshark, IMDb
20 April 2008
  • Summary: In the words of Robbie Robertson, "The Last Waltz" began as a concert and turned into a celebration. There is no word that can be used to describe "The Last Waltz" better than 'celebration'.
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Glare of the Spotlight

catchick37, IMDb
11 January 2005
  • Summary: This movie was only a name to me until I saw it last year. Immediately, I was riveted by everything about it. I've always been a casual fan of The Band, and of Levon Helm in particular.
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Overall 9

Take a load off, Annie.

movibuf1962, IMDb
2 January 2005
  • Summary: Either I'm getting older or the world's getting younger, but when a rock concert documentary film airs on TCM, there should be some sort of pause for a reality check. In a salute to WALTZ'S director Martin Scorsese, the film aired on TCM over the New Year's weekend.
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Overall 10


Olivia (fiore521), IMDb
14 December 2004
  • Summary: If you're not completely in love with The Band before watching this movie, you certainly will be after. This is one of those life-changing-you-laugh-you-cry-you-can't-stop-thinking-about-it kind of movies. The music is unbelievable and the interviews are entertaining at the least.
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Without doubt the best lineup for a free concert that also served turkey.

pdg93, IMDb
20 October 2004
  • Summary: If you, as a music lover, have ever wondered what it would be like to see a concert starring the very cream of the crop from the sixties and seventies, you have that opportunity now. Martin Scorcese has produced a film that should be mandatory viewing for anyone who calls themselves a rock lover.
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Some Diamonds

Frank P, IMDb
16 August 2004
  • Summary: Standouts include-- Rick Danko performing a soulful rendition of "It makes no difference". Eric Clapton jamming with Robbie Robertson shows that Robbie is an excellent, and I believe, under rated guitarist. "The night they drove old Dixie down" is another great performance with Levon belting it out.
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deepfunkd, IMDb
9 April 2004
  • Summary: Rock music at it's best. What a performance by Robbie and the band. They just don't make music like they used to nowadays. The energy and true musicianship that went into this concert was phenomenal.
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Out of the Shadow of Woodstock

LeoneVsScorsese, IMDb
2 November 2003
  • Summary: Martin Scorsese's documentary has been labelled a time capsule of an era, and whilst this type of reference usually sounds overstated, there is no doubting the accomplishment of this film as an event.
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Overall 10

One of ulimate concert films of all time.

Laura, IMDb
12 February 2003
  • Summary: You don't have to be a die-hard fan of The Band to appreciate this concert film. Martin Scorsese turns this farewell performance into a lasting tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time, and to many of their contemporaries as well.
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A Classic

wdeadder, IMDb
6 November 2002
  • Summary: Forget "Woodstock". Forget "Gimme Shelter". "Let It Be'? Forget that too. This is, truly, THE greatest rock and roll film ever made. Why? Well, try for a moment to forget that the actual performance itself features the great artists it does (including The Band) and focus on the film itself.
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