Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

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  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese lives up to its unwieldy title with a delightfully unorthodox look at a pivotal period in its subject's career.
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    Ed MasleyArizona Republic
    It wouldn't take much work to make a case for Dylan as a criminally underrated vocal stylist based on these performances alone, approaching each new song as one more masterpiece he can't stop painting over.
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    Peter AspdenFinancial Times
    Martin Scorsese's masterful account of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue contains predictable treasures, jolting surprises, and a mischievous sprinkle of untruths.
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    Jordan HoffmanTV Guide
    It is a great marriage of artist(s) and repertoire, and might slip past some people as just another talking head music doc. It's actually far more sly than that.
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    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine
    The true shock of Rolling Thunder Revue is in how good, how alive, Dylan is on stage.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    Where Rolling Thunder Revue works best is when it's clear in its ambiguity.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    With "Rolling Thunder Revue," [Martin] Scorsese remains at the top of his game, and is the perfect filmmaker to tell the story of a unique chapter in the life and career of a fellow creative legend.
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    Nick LevineNME
    Martin Scorsese's "fever dream" of a film is a lucid and revealing insight into Bob Dylan's most iconic tour. Just don't expect a strictly literal approach to telling the story of what actually happened.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    Releasing a pseudo-documentary during a period in which "fake news" and "alternative facts" dominated the news cycle might give some pause, but the manufactured moments are generally the least entertaining parts of this free-wheeling film.
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    Preston BartaFresh Fiction
    'Rolling Thunder Revue' is like being thrown back into the 1970s. Passion can be felt in every frame as the possibilities of music and living an authentic life are shown.
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    Karen MartinArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    There's a lot of storytelling along with the music that, along with backstage goofing around, adds to the entertainment value. Not to be missed is a sensational bit of archival footage featuring [Joni] Mitchell playing her new song "Coyote."
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