• Released
  • July 18, 2008
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 25 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Concert/Special Events
Lou Reed's Berlin Synopsis
Lou Reed gives a live performance of music from the 1973 album ''Berlin.''
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Never an easy one to impress, Reed is clearly in awe of Antony's ethereal voice, and it must now stand as the definitive version of a 40...
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80

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Less groundbreaking video experimentation than extraordinary concert experience, Lou Reed's Berlin expertly fulfills its function.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Your enjoyment will hinge entirely on whether you think the album is a masterpiece or a bore.
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70

Village Voice

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A concert film by technicality, a cinematic trance in practicality.
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
As a cautionary tale Lou Reed’s Berlin is an 85-minute public-service announcement that preaches "Just say no." The force of the music,...
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70

Los Angeles Times

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Reed stands at the center, taut and impassive, punching out words that are more often spoken than sung.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Satisfying for devoted fans and might even win a convert or two.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Berlin is far from the lost masterpiece the movie wants it to be.
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60

Film Threat

Again, if you love Lou Reed or even like Lou Reed a little, musically this film is worth your time.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Intermittent shots of actress Emmanuelle Seigner embodying the lyrics are surplus.
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Rated PG-13 | For brief language