Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

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  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese lives up to its unwieldy title with a delightfully unorthodox look at a pivotal period in its subject's career.
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    Ed MasleyArizona Republic
    It wouldn't take much work to make a case for Dylan as a criminally underrated vocal stylist based on these performances alone, approaching each new song as one more masterpiece he can't stop painting over.
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    Peter AspdenFinancial Times
    Martin Scorsese's masterful account of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue contains predictable treasures, jolting surprises, and a mischievous sprinkle of untruths.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    With "Rolling Thunder Revue," [Martin] Scorsese remains at the top of his game, and is the perfect filmmaker to tell the story of a unique chapter in the life and career of a fellow creative legend.
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    Rafer GuzmanNewsday
    The concert footage alone would make "Rolling Thunder Revue" worth seeing, but there are other gems.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    It's not a doomed mission but it's a delicate and a difficult one, and the project collapses under the weight of its contradictory goals and its scattershot strategies to meet them.
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    Sam AdamsSlate
    An ingenious hybrid of fact and fiction that embodies the vital, slipshod, thrilling, confounding essence of the Rolling Thunder Revue itself.
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    Adrian MartinScreenHub
    Great songs, inspired performances and a good digital brush-up make this essential for fans, but the Dylan Machine is covering up a lot here.
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    Daniel BarnesDare Daniel
    Come for the metacommentary, but stay for the face-melting concert footage.
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    Dan JacksonThrillist
    As a filmmaker, Scorsese isn't content with finding the legend; instead, he creates it right in front of your eyes.
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    Matt HoffmanThat Shelf
    Breathtaking performances - shot in close-up - of songs like "One More Cup of Coffee", "Hurricane", and "Romance in Durango" are padded by moments of joy and heartbreak.
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