Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back

Oscar-nominated documentarian D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room) covers Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England, which includes appearances by Joan Baez and Donovan. More

The film chronicles Dylan's concert appearances, hotel room conversations, and transportation downtime, pulling back the curtain on the folk messiah at the end of his relationship with Joan Baez and on the cusp of his creative shift toward rock music.

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1967Rating: M, Moderate coarse language96 minsUSA
DocumentaryMusicClassic
Director:
D.A. Pennebaker ('The War Room', 'Unlocking the Cage', 'Monterey Pop')
Writer:
D.A. Pennebaker

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back | Reviews

Variety

Variety

Pennebaker has fashioned a relentlessly honest, brilliantly edited documentary permeated with the troubador-poet’s music.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The film's greatest incidental pleasures are images of a time when outlaw musicians wore suit jackets and the craggy Dylan was a delicate, unconventionally handsome young man.

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Time Out

Time Out

The restless hand-held camera is the main disadvantage of a fascinating document: a sore sight for the eyes, with enough whip-pans to defeat the most determined self-flagellant.

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The Times

The Times

As an exercise in the unbelievably cool, DA Pennebaker's documentary on Bob Dylan's 1965 tour of England is unparalleled.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

D.A. Pennebaker's 1967 film, which invented the rock documentary, is a time capsule from the period when Sgt. Pepper was steamrolling Mr. Tambourine Man.

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