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Spielberg (2017)



Critic Consensus: Spielberg takes a behind-the-scenes look at one of modern cinema's most spellbinding talents, with absorbing -- albeit somewhat uncritical -- results.

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More than 30 hours of interviews with Steven Spielberg shed light on the filmmaker's long career, directorial influences and motivations as he shares largely unknown stories behind some of his most iconic films.

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Critic Reviews for Spielberg

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (21)

The HBO documentary Spielberg is a lot like some of the legendary director's films: it's well-made, thoughtful, emotional and maybe a little long.

June 25, 2018 | Full Review…
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Though Spielberg could do with a sequel, for now it's a useful retrospective of a filmmaker whose influence on cinema cannot be overstated.

October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Lacy has mined everything, it seems, except perhaps too little naysaying.

October 9, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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This is a documentary that could and should be shown in film schools.

October 9, 2017 | Full Review…

... it's a testimony to Spielberg's career that a two-and-a-half-hour documentary on his life and work could both feel too long in some places and yet oddly inadequate in others.

October 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Lacy consistently seduces us through its two and a half hour running time without ever slackening the energy or glossing over his shortcomings.

October 8, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Spielberg


The man himself, and many, many friends, take a look at cinema's most successful director and his babies, warts and all. Ok, ok, so maybe there's no warts, but nobody's perfect. Undeniably interesting while actively avoiding the whole pandering to the lowest common denominator critique. "Sentimental" might be the harshest criticism leveled at Hollywood's chief popcorn seller.

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