Michael Jackson's This Is It Synopsis
Compiled from eighty hours of behind-the-scenes footage of Michael Jackson practicing for his This Is It concert.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
[An] extraordinary documentary, nothing at all like what I was expecting to see. Here is not a sick and drugged man forcing himself through...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A spectacular record of rehearsals for a show that wasn't to be.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
What this strange yet strangely beguiling film does is capture one of pop culture's great entertainers in the feverish grips of pure...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Watching his struggle is illuminating, unnerving and unforgettable.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The late King of Pop delivers.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Watching Jackson pop, lock, rock, writhe, thrust, and clutch his crotch, even at 50 percent, leaves a feeling of woe: This show really...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Michael Jackson's This Is It looks beyond the reconstructed face and spindly body of the late King of Pop and basks in his meteoric light.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This Is It offers a raw and endearing sketch of a genius at work.
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USA Today

If This Is It doesn't miraculously restore the middle-aged Jackson to his past glory, it at least offers glimpses of his bygone greatness,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

Those who stuck with the troubled pop icon after his universe shifted from the charts to the tabloids probably will find equal measures of...
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Michael Jackson's This Is It. Grade: A. (Based on advance VIP press preview)

Michael Joseph Jackson may have departed(on 25 June 2009 at age 50) but left behind his performance/music legacy as showcased in this 111-min concert documentary(from March - June 2009) on the...

Well worth it.

By Wesley2048
Well worth it , but some of the scene transitions were a bit rough, and didn't flow smoothly enough for me. Also some of the old footage could have been enhanced to blend in with today's resolution....

Wait for the DVD rather than put up with hysterical idiots

By freebirds
I couldn't wait to go see this in IMAX, because I love Michael Jackson, and I actually grew up with The Jackson Five and later Michael solo. But after reading the reviews here, I realize that this...

Michael still had the moves!

By idighorror
Watching this movie brought tears to my eyes, made me smile, made me dance, made me sing, he rocked it all over again! The 3-D effects were marvellous and exciting. He was still healthy and...

MJ puts alll doubts to rest, and reminds why he is and always will be the KING!

By EquusFemina
WOW! Words cannot even describe how phenomenal this film was. It was like having MJ back, just for a little while. Bittersweet, but enthralling at the same time. It was astounding! Don't walk, RUN to...

Amazingly Magical Experience! Once in a Lifetime!! GO!!!

By superman66c
The energy of the concert stuck with me well after watching it and considering I got out of the theater at 2am it was AMAZING!! People can talk all they want, but in the end the music speaks louder...

Michael Jackson's This Is It

By Mj is da best
Michael Jackson is the best i cant wait till this movies comes out.Some people may say bad things about mj but he is the best to me thats all thats matters to me. He has been an inspiration to me and...

Michael Jackson is absolutely AWESOME, beautiful inside and out, will always be in my heart!

By alwaysnmyheart
I am so looking forward to seeing "This Is It" that I am speechless. I have been a fan of Michaels since the early days. Michael was so much more than the King of Pop, he was the Greatest...

must see !!!

By lisamomo
"Ba Ba" get a life ! Most likely YOUR the child molester..seriously... Go to hell....Michael is the best and your a bored pitiful human being !!! See the movie, if your a fan you'll love it...

"This Is It"

By gailthompson
I loved this movie! Michael Jackson as always with love is perfect in every way and a real gentleman @ 50. Kenny Ortega a superb job & everyone involved. This Is It is fantastic! Everyone will enjoy...

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Rated PG | For Suggestive Choreography and Scary Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Concert film documents King of Pop's final labor of love.
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