Dont Look Back
Dont Look Back (1967)

In 1965, filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker accompanied Bob Dylan to England to make a film about the singer/songwriter's British tour. At the time, no one could have known how fortuitous Pennebaker's timing would prove to be. Within a few… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 1, 1967
DVD 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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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.

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.

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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Time Out

A fascinating document.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

As an exercise in the unbelievably cool, DA Pennebaker's documentary on Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England is unparalleled.

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Fernando F. Croce

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Lanning : )
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.