Bruce Springsteen's first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West-both the mythic and the hardscrabble-weaving archival footage and Springsteen's personal narration with song to tell the story of Western Stars.
93% - Rotten Tomatoes
★★★★★ – Daily Mail (UK)
“A musical treat”
"It's hard not to be beguiled by Bruce's charisma, his heartfelt, melancholic meditations on life, and of course his sound.”
★★★★ – Empire Magazine
“Showcasing his charisma, wit, thoughtfulness and vulnerability, it emerges as a telling portrait of one of music's modern greats.”
★★★★ – Times (UK)
“A beautiful film”
★★★★ – Time Out
“Intimate and involving musical tour de force.”
"With cameras swooping across the space, it all feels like a front-row seat at the world’s most exclusive gig. Sure enough, magic does ensue.”
★★★ ½ (3.5/4) - Roger Ebert
“A lovely companion piece to the latest album from the legendary musician, a gorgeous, introspective journey into the very concept of the American conscience.