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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. Dec 25, 2014
    8
    is not a film for everyone. for fans of the album is very interesting to know the behind the scenes and the opinion of protagonists and some influences. good documentary.
  2. Dec 10, 2012
    6
    Spike Lee's Documentary is highly watchable entertainment. It is a long way away from anything revolutionary. I am still waiting for the great Michael Jackson documentary Biopic, and I am betting I will be waiting for many years to come. Michael Jackson was a recording genius and a wizard of modern pop dance. Lee's film never strays from it's purpose, that is to prove he truly is the kingSpike Lee's Documentary is highly watchable entertainment. It is a long way away from anything revolutionary. I am still waiting for the great Michael Jackson documentary Biopic, and I am betting I will be waiting for many years to come. Michael Jackson was a recording genius and a wizard of modern pop dance. Lee's film never strays from it's purpose, that is to prove he truly is the king of pop. This documentary to the eyes of child could inspire musical prodigies for generations to come. I have one gripe, did we really need to interview Chris Brown? His presence turns this documentary into an unnecessary time capsule. Expand
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Oliver Lyttelton
    Nov 21, 2012
    75
    It's fascinating, warm and immensely watchable stuff, and fans of both Jackson and pop music in general will surely eat the film up.
  2. Reviewed by: Mikael Wood
    Oct 25, 2012
    80
    On-screen, Bad 25 moves in the style of a great pop song.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Oct 19, 2012
    80
    Bad 25 is an intimate view of a performer at his peak in the intense splendor of creativity.