David Byrne's American Utopia

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Helmed in elegant and exhilarating style by Spike Lee, David Byrne's American Utopia is a concert film that doubles as a joyously cathartic celebration.

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Movie Info

Singer David Byrne and a group of international musicians perform songs from the hit Broadway musical "American Utopia."

Cast & Crew

Spike Lee
Director
Meredith Bennett
Executive Producer
David Bither
Executive Producer
Len Blavatnik
Executive Producer
David Byrne
Executive Producer
Ellen Kuras
Cinematographer
Adam Gough
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David Byrne
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Critic Reviews for David Byrne's American Utopia

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (84) | Rotten (3)

  • This is my favorite movie of the year, so far. It is the dose of pure joy that we need right now.

    October 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It's really one of the best music documentaries ever made, I think. Right up there with The Last Waltz and Stop Making Sense.

    October 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Your job is to relax and enjoy it. Clap along. Connect with each other, and with yourself. As Byrne seems to say, we owe ourselves that much.

    October 23, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • American Utopia doesn't set the screen ablaze, but Byrne and his collaborators certainly know how to put on a show, even when it feels like they're going nowhere.

    October 21, 2020 | Full Review…

    Brian Lowry

    CNN.com
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  • Lee's documentary does the music and energy of the stage performance justice. The powerhouse sound of the drumming and joyful force of the songs - as well as the few political messages - come through loud and clear.

    October 19, 2020 | Full Review…
  • American Utopia is about facing the person in front of you, or next to you, or standing behind you, and doing the work of seeing.

    October 19, 2020 | Full Review…

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