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  • Summary: U2 3D transforms a series of live concerts by one of the world's most acclaimed bands into a completely new entertainment experience that takes viewers on an extraordinary cinematic journey, a quantum leap beyond traditional concert films and traditional 3-D.
    U2 3D captivated an
    U2 3D transforms a series of live concerts by one of the world's most acclaimed bands into a completely new entertainment experience that takes viewers on an extraordinary cinematic journey, a quantum leap beyond traditional concert films and traditional 3-D.
    U2 3D captivated an international audience as a work-in-progress during the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. (National Geographic Cinema Ventures)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. U2 3D takes the well-traveled concert film to exhilarating new heights.
  2. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    100
    The performances, culled from seven shows on the “Vertigo” tour from Mexico City to Buenos Aires, burn with the old unforgettable fire.
  3. Its dazzling blend of rock magic and 3-D technology just may be ushering in a whole new kind of musical theater.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    80
    The title says it all. Compact and exuberant, U2 3D may be no more than a pint-sized concert film with a lustrous surface, but the lensing is so vibrant and the music so buoyant, even nonfans may find their eyes popping and their heads bobbing.
  5. Reviewed by: Ian Nathan
    80
    It's not for nothing that these guys are the world's finest live act.
  6. The neatest effects in U2 3D are simple ones. The wow/coolness of watching a revered superstar tilt his mic stand toward the camera creates a simple but irresistible feeling of being there in the flesh, with a phalanx of expensive digital 3-D cameras.
  7. Reviewed by: Joel Selvin
    50
    What it brings to the filming of a rock concert other than novelty remains to be seen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. BrandonA.
    Jan 26, 2008
    10
    Really really cool. First time I've felt like I've gotten more than my money's worth at a movie. . . The 3d effect is amazing Really really cool. First time I've felt like I've gotten more than my money's worth at a movie. . . The 3d effect is amazing and even works good for me with my strabismus and poor depth perception. It will be nice if they start filming more concerts like this -- I'd actually want to go out to the movies once in a while. Expand
  2. KatT
    Sep 15, 2009
    10
    Stunning. My absolute favourite 3D experience. Was almost eerie how real it felt, I still get confused sometimes and think I have actually Stunning. My absolute favourite 3D experience. Was almost eerie how real it felt, I still get confused sometimes and think I have actually seen U2 live! Expand
  3. AndyL.
    Feb 11, 2008
    10
    U2 yet again pushes the boundaries with the first feature-length live action film to be shot entirely in 3D. As the band says, live is where U2 yet again pushes the boundaries with the first feature-length live action film to be shot entirely in 3D. As the band says, live is where U2 lives, and this film certainly captures the intimacy and magic the band brings to each and every live show they do. The Latin American audience brings a fire and passion not matched by many other fans in the world. You truly feel as if you are at a U2 concert. As soon as it is over, you get the urge to go right back in and watch it again. Pure magic. Expand
  4. EddieV
    Mar 6, 2008
    10
    WOW! I'm actually thinking about going to see it again, and I've never done that with a movie before.
  5. DaveM
    Nov 23, 2008
    10
    Absolutely breathtaking piece of work. A must see for any music fan.
  6. WalterR.
    Feb 25, 2008
    9
    Unbelievable and breathtaking. A stadium packed to the rafters in an outdoor venue on a perfect night for U2. The sound, the music, the roar Unbelievable and breathtaking. A stadium packed to the rafters in an outdoor venue on a perfect night for U2. The sound, the music, the roar of thousands of adoring fans...you'll feel the power of a live performance like you've never imagined. U2 is truly one of the great bands of all-time. Expand
  7. ChrisC
    Feb 23, 2008
    0
    That's all Bono needs, even more to feed his hyper-inflated ego. U2 overemotes all their songs with an obnoxious sense of grandeur, and That's all Bono needs, even more to feed his hyper-inflated ego. U2 overemotes all their songs with an obnoxious sense of grandeur, and everybody acts like it's somehow really amazing music. Self importance is not a substitute for quality. Bono the megalomaniac needs an injection of humility. Expand

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