The Last Play at Shea
The Last Play at Shea (2010)

The Last Play at Shea is a unique documentary concept intended to escape the traditional narrative and current trend of biographical rock documentaries. Through the prism of Billy Joel's extraordinary career and blue collar perspective,… More

Rated: PG
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DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Guaranteed to put lumps in the throats of longtime New York residents and suburbanites, especially Long Islanders, this fist-pumping, backslapping film is, first and foremost, an up-close record of Mr. Joel's two Shea Stadium concerts.

Robert Levin

All one need do is experience the emotion evident in every bar sung by the Long Island-raised Piano Man to understand the Mets' inextricable place at New York's heart.

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David Fear
Time Out

The show eloquently chronicled the end of an era; in terms of doing justice to what the loss meant to New York and beyond, this sappy, sloppy souvenir can barely make it to first base.

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Benjamin H. Smith

It's cheap, gushy and sentimental, but it works. Kind of reminds me of a Billy Joel song.

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Everett Johnson
"Last Play at Shea" is three movies all rolled into one. It's two stories interweaving and how they come together. It's the story of Shea… More
Walter M.
"Last Play at Shea" is a sentimental and nostalgic concert film that provides great insight into why your flight may have been late getting into JFK… More
Cameron Johnson
Man, Billy Joel is such a master of rhyme, even his documentary titles rhyme in a clever fashion. Shea Stadium, through stretch of a chain of mistaken… More