Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

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Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
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Film poster
Directed by Spike Lee
Produced by Spike Lee
John Branca
John McClain
Cinematography Kerwin DeVonish
Edited by Ryan Denmark
Barry Alexander Brown
Distributed by Showtime
Release dates
January 24, 2016 (Sundance Film Festival)
February 5, 2016 (television, on Showtime)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall is a 2016 documentary directed by Spike Lee, chronicling the rise of pop star Michael Jackson through the creation of his landmark solo album, Off the Wall. It is the second Michael Jackson-focused documentary Lee has made, after Bad 25 (2012). The film premiered on January 24, 2016 at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.[1]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
IMDb 3.5/5 stars[3]
Rotten Tomatoes 4.5/5 stars[4]
Billboard favorable[5]
The A.V. Club 4.5/5 stars[6]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[7]
The Independent 4/5 stars[8]

Cast

Release

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off The Wall premiered at the Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah on January 24, 2016.[1] It was shown on the American television network Showtime on February 5.[9] The film was released along with a reissue of the original Off the Wall album on February 26.[11]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "MICHAEL JACKSON'S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL". sundance.org. Sundance Film Festival. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2016. 
  2. "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall". Metacritic. February 5, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016. 
  3. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5275844/
  4. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/michael_jacksons_journey_from_motown_to_off_the_wall/
  5. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6851739/michael-jackson-journey-from-motown-to-off-the-wall-review-sundance-spike-lee/
  6. http://www.avclub.com/review/spike-lee-looks-back-moment-when-michael-jackson-w-231720/
  7. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/24/michael-jackson-journey-from-motown-to-off-the-wall-review-sspike-lee-documentary/
  8. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/reviews/michael-jackson-s-journey-from-motown-to-off-the-wall-review-spike-lee-dances-to-his-heros-thrilling-a6833756.html/
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 Anderson, Ethan (13 January 2016). "Michael Jackson Goes ‘Off the Wall’: Spike Lee’s Sundance Doc Debuts First Trailer". /Film. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 10.36 10.37 10.38 10.39 10.40 10.41 10.42 10.43 10.44 10.45 10.46 10.47 10.48 10.49 10.50 10.51 10.52 10.53 10.54 10.55 10.56 10.57 10.58 10.59 10.60 10.61 10.62 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5275844/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  11. "MICHAEL JACKSON 'OFF THE WALL' CD & DOCUMENTARY COMING FEBRUARY 26". MichaelJackson.com. Sony Music. Retrieved 11 January 2016.