The Last Waltz
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Martin Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history, as an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars -- including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison -- take the stage for "The Band's" 1976 farewell concert.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"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."
‑ Bill Wyman,
"It might be the best concert film of all time."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"An essential document of American music at its unbeatable best."
‑ , Film4
"Overlong but enjoyable documentary..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"This is one of the great movie experiences."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"This 1978 labour of love, one of the most immaculately filmed rock concerts, preserves for posterity the final appearance of the Band, the great group led by Robbie Robertson that had been on the road (often with Bob Dylan) for 16 years."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The filmmaking is superbly controlled yet spontaneously alive."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The rock documentary by which all others are measured"
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"The greatest rock concert movie ever made -- and maybe the best rock movie, period."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Seeing The Last Waltz again after many years is like revisiting an old passion and realizing the heat is still there."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture
"A heady time capsule."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"With all the powder that's said to have been tooted at the Band's 1976 "farewell" show, filmed by Martin Scorsese in his goodfella-against-the-helicopters period, you could make a line from Oak Street Cinema all the way to the mayor's office."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"For all the superstars who appear on stage in this landmark rock-umentary, it is the offstage interviews that really star. The camera is a fly on the wall.... Each time we return to the stage after hearing what The Band members have to say, Scorsese wants t"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
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