• Released
  • October 28, 2009
  • PG , 1 hr 51 min
  • Documentary
  • 9,604 Fan Ratings
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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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A spectacular record of rehearsals for a show that wasn't to be.
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90

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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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Watching his struggle is illuminating, unnerving and unforgettable.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The late King of Pop delivers.
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75

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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75

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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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This Is It offers a raw and endearing sketch of a genius at work.
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75

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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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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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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Rated PG | For Suggestive Choreography and Scary Images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Concert film documents King of Pop's final labor of love.
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