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Beastie Boys Story (2020)



Critic Consensus: Here's a Beastie Boys Story they had to tell, about three bad brothers you know so well. It started way back in history -- and for new or old fans, it's a must-see.

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Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and their former grandfather, filmmaker Spike Jonze.


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All Critics (77) | Top Critics (23)

Beastie Boys Story [is] appealing even to rap novices, offering a rare opportunity for two artists to track their own creative, personal, and moral evolution.

August 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5

It's all pretty straightforward. But Diamond and Horowitz are great storytellers - no surprise there - and Jonze adds video clips and photos on the giant screen behind them (and makes the occasional mistake, played for laughs).

May 3, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

... the film is joyful, funny, life-affirming, and funky as hell. The Beasties have all these great memories about the band-and we do, too.

April 30, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Beastie Boys Story is a tribute to that transformation, a movie about American masculinity and the delicate art of repenting in public.

April 28, 2020 | Full Review…

Despite the relatively staid format, it still manages to be a lively and occasionally touching journey through success and failure, artistry and excess, industrial-strength brattiness and even a bit of hard-earned wisdom.

April 28, 2020 | Full Review…
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Beastie Boys Story is bittersweet more than sad, and doesn't dwell on what-ifs. Instead, the documentary celebrates a singular group that never lost their desire to innovate, create and become better people.

April 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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