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The Last Waltz

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Outstanding '70s concert docu has smoking, drinking.

Movie PG 1978 117 minutes
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The brilliance of Director Martin Scorsese combines with the great music, talent, and charismatic personalities of the members of The Band to create a stunning concert film. Lauded when it was first released in 1978, The Last Waltz more than holds up. It's actually mellowed and gotten richer with age. Songs like "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down," "Take A Load Off Annie," and "It Makes No Difference" never sounded and looked better. The film is dynamic, graceful, wonderfully directed and edited, with great attention paid to all the distinguished guests as well as the musical force that was The Band. In addition, the group's members come across as hard-working professionals who genuinely care about one another. Recommended for rock fans, then and now.

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