The Last Waltz Reviews

September 11, 2019
Simply one of the best rock docs ever, born of equal parts thunder and fatigue.
January 8, 2018
The Band's music has such intrinsic strength and resilience that it can't help but break through those self-imposed barriers and set itself and the audience free.
December 1, 2011
A heady time capsule.
February 9, 2006
It's arguably the most beautiful of rock movies, while the musical highlights - 'The Weight' with the Staples Singers, Van Morrison's firebolt 'Caravan', every Levon Helm vocal - still astound.
May 20, 2003
There is a dazzling array of talent on display here, and the film surely has its memorable moments. But it articulates so little of the end-of-an-era feeling it hints at.
July 20, 2002
The greatest rock concert movie ever made -- and maybe the best rock movie, period.
June 15, 2002
The Last Waltz is our best insight to a moment when the giants of the previous decade raged against time, in the shadow of an age that changed them all inalterably.
April 26, 2002
This is one of the great movie experiences.
April 21, 2002
Seeing The Last Waltz again after many years is like revisiting an old passion and realizing the heat is still there.
April 19, 2002
Still sounds powerful, vibrant, imaginative and adventurous.
April 19, 2002
It's a joy to hear again the scruffy, rough-hewn music of the Band.
April 19, 2002
The Last Waltz seems more than ever an act of musical mourning.
April 19, 2002
A revealing document of a time.
April 18, 2002
It reinvigorates and refreshes while giving the audience a microphone's-eye-view of legendary rockers.
April 18, 2002
The boys in The Band were the real stars of the show, and seeing The Last Waltz again is to remember just how versatile they were.
April 9, 2002
[Gathers] so much talent into one theater that the stage buckles and the subject drops out of sight.