The Last Waltz
The Last Waltz (1978)

Martin Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history, as an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars -- including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison -- take the stage for "The… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 26, 1978
DVD Release Date: May 7, 2002
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Among one of, if not the best rock movie ever made, The Last Waltz is a revealing, electrifying view of the classic band at their height.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

It's arguably the most beautiful of rock movies, while the musical highlights - 'The Weight' with the Staples Singers, Van Morrison's firebolt 'Caravan', every Levon Helm vocal - still astound.

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Bill Wyman

The Last Waltz is our best insight to a moment when the giants of the previous decade raged against time, in the shadow of an age that changed them all inalterably.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Outstanding '70s concert docu has smoking, drinking.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

There is a dazzling array of talent on display here, and the film surely has its memorable moments. But it articulates so little of the end-of-an-era feeling it hints at.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

This is one of the great movie experiences.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It might be the best concert film of all time.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The greatest rock concert movie ever made -- and maybe the best rock movie, period.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Seeing The Last Waltz again after many years is like revisiting an old passion and realizing the heat is still there.

Philip French
Observer (UK)

This 1978 labour of love, one of the most immaculately filmed rock concerts, preserves for posterity the final appearance of the Band, the great group led by Robbie Robertson that had been on the road (often with Bob Dylan) for 16 years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Bathsheba Monk
Just saw this on the big screen for the first time in 2013. What an amazing lot of talent on one stage at one time. I saw it as a series at a local art house… More
Lady D'arbanville
Martin Scorsese directs this part interview, part live show with members of ?The Band? on their last gig together after 18 years on the road. An impressive… More
Chris Weber
Thursday November 25th, 1976: Thanksgiving Day. On that night, one of the most momentous events in music history took place. For on that night, The Band decided… More
Stephen M
Even with their final concert recorded for posterity in Scorsese's seminal film, The Band have still somehow managed to fade into relative obscurity:… More
Graham Jones
A great document of a great band.
Michael Gildea
The songs were 50/50 for me as I've heard maybe 5 Band songs before seeing this, so I didn't have too much in the expectations dept. Some I absolutely… More