Bad 25
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Chronicles the making of Michael Jackson's iconic, record-breaking Bad album and Michael's first world tour as a solo artist. Spike Lee examines Michael Jackson's creative vision for the album that ended up defining an era. Michael's lasting artistic legacy comes to life thanks to rare and never before seen footage and the vivid recollections of Michael's collaborators and confidants, such as Martin Scorsese who directed the 18-minute short film for the single Bad.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"On-screen, "Bad 25" moves in the style of a great pop song."
‑ Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
"Jackson fans will love Spike Lee's look back at the making of a classic, even if the extensive collection of clips and contemporary interviews - which could have used a firm edit - feels more suited to DVD."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Even if you stubbornly refuse to get down with the heavy, heavy grooves on this recording, you may in fact find a new appreciation for both the record itself and the musician behind the headlines."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"The posthumous campaign to polish Michael Jackson's tarnished reputation continues apace with this Spike Lee infomercial, commissioned by Sony and the money-grubbing Jackson estate to promote the 25th anniversary of his 1987 album "Bad.''"
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"It's baaad, and great."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"A beautiful showcase of an influential artist in his prime at his creative best."
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"Though at times a tad worshipful, the film's tone is ultimately more awed than hagiographic, its commenters too cleareyed and candid to back away from negative publicity or public disenchantment."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Spike Lee has given the world the first tribute that fully measures up to Jackson the artist. Come on and get you sham on."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"Conventional but very entertaining."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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