Dont Look Back
Dont Look Back (1967)

D.A. Pennebaker's near-legendary view of Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England isn't a great film, but there's some great stuff in it.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 28, 1999
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 record of Bob Dylan's 1965 English tour is a genuine blast from the past, evoking the 60s like few other documents.

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Donal J. Henahan
New York Times

Whether one is a member of the under-30 set that regards Mr. Dylan as a spokesman, or one of the vanishing Americans over that age, this look into the life of a folk hero is likely to be both entertaining and occasionally disturbing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a classic doc worth savoring for its brilliant bitchiness.

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Jim Ridley
Village Voice

An unforgettable all-access pass behind the scenes of Bob Dylan's '65 British tour, D.A. Pennebaker's landmark 1967 rock doc all but invented the form while presaging the music video.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 film, which invented the rock documentary, is a time capsule from the period when Sgt. Pepper was steamrolling Mr. Tambourine Man.

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Fernando F. Croce

Dylan courses through like loose mercury, a capricious nightmare, inscrutable jester, brilliant artist

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Time Out

A fascinating document.

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Mike Scott

Unencumbered by voiceover or any sort of forced narrative, the result is an intimate and riveting look at Dylan unfiltered, a portrait of the artist as a 24-year-old superstar.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film's greatest incidental pleasures are images of a time when outlaw musicians wore suit jackets and the craggy Dylan was a delicate, unconventionally handsome young man.

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Amazing . . . <p> My dear niece, who first invited me to join flixster actually, was working the bar at a London venue where Bob Dylan was playing. At… More
Cameron Johnson
Great, with "Don't Look Back", or in this case, "Dont Look Back" taken (good ol' Bobby D was so unconventional, he didn't… More
Michael Gildea
A must for any Dylan fan from his best era.
Mike T.
This isn't just a great music documentary... this is a great film. Director D.A. Pennebaker does a lot of inventive things to ensure that his movie will… More
John Ballantine
I like the synopsis at the top of the page. It isn't a great film but there is great stuff here. Like watching a movie of your parents at a younger age, we… More
Wu Chouin
Watching this doc makes you feel like you are in Dylan's inner circle. It's like hanging out with a brash young musical genius.