• Network: HBO
  • Series Premiere Date: May 7, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    May 5, 2011
    100
    If you're not a big fan of Gaga, or even if you think she's Madonna lite, this HBO concert film will make you a true believer--or a believer, at any rate.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Stack
    May 3, 2011
    91
    Filled with more shoulder pads than an episode of The Golden Girls, the special is actually at its best between songs when Gaga dishes out hilarious asides like "The only thing better than a unicorn is a gay unicorn."
  3. Reviewed by: Paul Schrodt
    May 2, 2011
    63
    Unsurprisingly, HBO's Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden raises more questions about Stefani Germanotta than it answers, which is probably as it should be.
  4. Reviewed by: Jed Gottlieb
    May 9, 2011
    58
    You just have to wade through a landfill of lame camp and gratuitous weirdness to get to the pop center of Gaga's HBO show.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 87 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. May 25, 2011
    10
    It's just an amazing show. She does what she knows to do. It's amazing the way she feels the emotions of her fans and the way she sings. SheIt's just an amazing show. She does what she knows to do. It's amazing the way she feels the emotions of her fans and the way she sings. She DOES have voice not like the others... Full Review »
  2. May 11, 2011
    9
    An absolutely sensational concert event. At times gratuitous and uncensored, yet uplifting and inspiring. In addition to hearing herAn absolutely sensational concert event. At times gratuitous and uncensored, yet uplifting and inspiring. In addition to hearing her spectacular live voice, we also get a closer look behind the scenes of her complicated and elaborate live shows. Lady Gaga's show at Madison Square Garden is proof why she's a legend in the pop world, and a beacon of hope for the hopeless. Full Review »
  3. Apr 5, 2013
    10
    This special is spectacular, there is no denying the power and creativity of her craftsmanship. And to think that this was her first "real"This special is spectacular, there is no denying the power and creativity of her craftsmanship. And to think that this was her first "real" and international tour. Amazing! Full Review »