Moonage Daydream

audience Reviews

, 75% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    For Bowie fans only. Few documentaries manage to rise above their subject and ensnare even those who weren't previously interested in their subjects. This one doesn't either. Most of Bowie's narration is like the speaker - enigmatic, elusive, maybe confusing. It doesn't help the audio quality is hit-or-miss. The film footage is a jumble, I'll put it that way. My father was a musician so I have music in my genes, but the very last thing I want to do is listen to musicians talk about their philosophies. Credit to Bowie, there are some good tunes on the soundtrack among the nearly unrecognizable deep cuts. If you absolutely LOVE David Bowie and all his trappings, see this.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Enigmatically rambling and intoxicatingly shot to embrace the chameleonlike quintessence of David Bowie, the never-before-seen concert footage, rare interviews and backstage clips of the pop legend put together as a musical odyssey (or an experience) runs like a overlong MTV that is an onslaught to the senses but frustratingly cryptic.
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
    I have to say that I was utterly disappointed by this movie. Been a HUGE fan of Bowie, I was incredibly excited to watch this film. Found out that it was also released on my birthday last year. 16th of September I was even more excited. Only to find out that it wasn't released in South Africa. My partner eventually found the DVD on Amazon and had his boss who was in the states at the time bring it back home for us. Been waiting to find a DVD machine to watch it on took longer than getting it to SA. So this past Saturday evening we set everything up and started the movie. My partner who isn't too familiar with Bowies work and has only really heard what I have played and said about him. So he was looking forward to seeing what all the hype was about. Well....... It was more than fking terrible. It was all over the place and very messy. It didn't make any sense. I ended up switching the TV off because it was just so badly put together. I was embarrassed to say the least. I do not see any artistry or anything vaguely fantastic about the show. Poor work! David would have been extremely disappointed.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Not awful, not good. I grew up with Bowie and this "art" film is something somebody thought David might make, how David might make it. This, I truly doubt. Bowie is not a philosopher, and this film tries to make him one. Are there hits and live performances? Not many. I found this film frustrating since it missed a lot about the public Bowie. If you want to know about the private (boring, no lovers) Bowie, then enjoy. My wife and I, who are big Bowie fans, were actually BORED. And David's performances were never boring. Not enough music, live music. This movie made us angry, we both found ourselves looking at the clock. I think Bowie himself would have been disappointed. Not a waste of time, but time better spent on looking at other Bowie material. I looked an Brett Morgan made this. Bret. this film kind of sucks. Sorry.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I've seen everything Bowie ever. The first 40 minutes I'm "Seen it. Too artsiel." They it explodes into depths and perspectives I've never seen. Finished my third watch...fourth will be soon.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    While not the biggest David Bowie fan, I found this movie to be one that showed us what an extraordinary man David Bowie was and how he grasped life to make the most of his time on earth.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    I remember being in my childhood friend's home (Cheri Miller); and her older brother had 33 1/3 albums of Ziggy Stardust. I remember not knowing what to think of it, or him or whatever it was. I found the colors pretty but I was what 6 or 7 and just not ready for that level of artistry yet. I became a big fan during his 80s resurgence, even if everyone in his artistic circle thought those pop-music years were "beneath him". The road however that "Modern Love" era Bowie took me on was wonderful though. I was a huge Tin Machine fan (wanted to date Tony Sales like crazy); and looked forward to ever release thereafter. Reviewed all the older material to find a treasure trove of gems from a true performance artist. Loved his acting. Loved his personality. Loved that he was whip smart, stylish and thought that his marriage to Iman just made the most beautiful union of humans. If you want to just reside in a space and time with David Bowie - put this documentary on and just be there now. The world is crazy and his escapism right now is what I needed. Beautifully produced and edited, it's a gorgeous 2 plus hours well spent.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    With its choppy fast editing, combined with uninspiring graphics and animations, stretching this documentary fiasco with repeated inconsequential footage, Brett Morgan with its endless lecture, manages to reduce one of the most enigmatic, influential rock legend of my life time, into unbearable ennui.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    Convoluted, way too long and kind of boring.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    More of a unique journey than a biographical documentary, 'Moonage Daydream' is a comet that runs out of steam early. Nothing about the career, relationships or pictures after 1997 of the featured attraction. There will be classes about David Bowie and what his music and life meant, but this covers none of that. When you know that the family was behind this, it makes it less appealing. As a visual spectacle it's top notch. Ultimately frustrating. Final Score: 5.2/10