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6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11

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  1. Apr 6, 2015
    1
    This movie sucks. It has Justin Bieber in it. I hate him his songs are crap! This film has bad storyline, characters, etc. But I am giving this a 1 and not 0 because at least JB is not a major character. OH AND IT EVEN HAS THE WORST SINGER EVER, MARIAH CAREY! Don't watch this movie. Watch Shrek instead.
  2. Mar 21, 2015
    2
    This is a VERY crappy film because the story,characters,etc. are all awful. They even got the crappy and awful face and singer, Justin Bieber, who also sucks too. I recommend you stay away from it. Watch this at your own risk, or it is your choice but I am not watching this overrated crap again. At least I give it a 3/10, because JB isn't THAT majour, nor is he a main character. If not, aThis is a VERY crappy film because the story,characters,etc. are all awful. They even got the crappy and awful face and singer, Justin Bieber, who also sucks too. I recommend you stay away from it. Watch this at your own risk, or it is your choice but I am not watching this overrated crap again. At least I give it a 3/10, because JB isn't THAT majour, nor is he a main character. If not, a terrible one. Oh, and they have the most awful singer Mariah Carey too. That is it. 2/10. Do not buy this at all costs because it really sucks. Buy Mario Kart 8 instead. Expand
  3. 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. Collapse
  4. 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.
Metascore
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.