U2 3D
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Hollywood A-list director Mark Pellington (The Mothman Prophecies, Arlington Road) and newcomer Catherine Owens team up to break new cinematic ground by co-helming U2 3D -- the first three-dimensional concert film in movie history. The effort intercuts footage culled from several U2 shows on their 2005-2006 Vertigo tour in Mexico City and Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. performing before rapt audiences. The picture opens with several thematically light rock songs, such as "Beautiful Day" and "Vertigo," but soon segues into… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bono should refrain from ramming his preachy political meanderings down our throats and let the music do the talking. Even if some of that music becomes a little stultifying."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The concert itself is spectacularly produced, with Jumbotrons providing backdrop and long, curving runways that allow Bono and other band members to move far out into the crowd."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"U2 3D is an isle of style and sense in a sea of mediocrity."
‑ Tony Macklin, Fayetteville Free Weekly
"By the time Bono turns to the camera, reaching out to his audience in a typically theatrical plea for peace, love and understanding, one half expects his outstretched hand to surge through the screen and seize one of your own."
‑ Rossiter Drake, San Francisco Examiner
"Not better than the real thing, but close."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"The 3-D visuals envelop you, majestically, and that effect fuses with the band's surround-sound rapture to create a full-scale sensory high. U2 3D makes you feel stoned on movies."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Having these enormous, almost disembodied figures endlessly cascading through space is more distracting than illuminating."
‑ Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle
"On the IMAX screen, these Irish rockers really rattle and hum."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"When Bono reaches into the camera and out of the screen, there are few cinematic moments more intimate."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Boxoffice Magazine
"U23D captures the band and the excitement of their live shows in a way that no other medium could. The combination of art and science, technology and emotion, separates U23D from being just a nifty 3D experiment and elevates it to a pop mast"
‑ Diva Velez, TheDivaReview.com
"The 3-D element is unobtrusively handled, except when it perfectly re-creates the woman who's always perched on her boyfriend's shoulders in front of you at a concert..."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"While U2's performance here is tops, you don't feel the press of solidarity, the shared experience that lingers dully in the ears for hours. And you miss it."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"If you are a die hard U2 fan, you will LOVE LOVE LOVE this! A very cool experience!"
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"It is a band apart, both in terms of music and message."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"U2 3D is the perfect synergy of music, technology and magic."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, BrandonFibbs.com
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