David Byrne's American Utopia

105 mins
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David Byrne's critically-acclaimed Broadway show, one that unifies both the music and the audience, comes to the screen in this... More

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David Byrne's American Utopia | Ratings & Reviews

"See it – and hear it – in the biggest auditorium you can find."

Radio New ZealandRadio New Zealand

"A flat-out triumph."


"Byrne pops around the stage like a man rejuvenated, or perhaps one who has never aged, without as much as breaking a sweat. How wonderful for it all to be the same as it ever was."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"There is no moment where Byrne dramatically opens up, either on stage or off, but perhaps that’s not the point. It’s a treat for Byrne fans, and could well make converts."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"The film has its own celebratory, eccentric identity."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"American Utopia feels as much like a balm as it is a surprisingly direct call to political action and social betterment."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"It is an overall joyous experience – infectious, you could say. Even if you don’t love all of the songs – there were a few that did nothing for me, I’ll admit – you’ll get swept up in the energy radiating from Byrne and his group, all of them throwing themselves into this strange, surreal, beautiful show."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"American Utopia isn’t just a concert doc, but also a life-affirming, euphoria-producing, soul-energizing sing-along protest film that’s asking us to rise up against our own complacency."


"David Byrne’s American Utopia is a joyous expression of art, empathy, and compassion."


"The synergy here between filmmaker and subject — from the avant-funk grooves to the spirit of inclusivity and the urge to heal a broken nation — is simply spectacular."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"There’s nothing ironic about the title of American Utopia. It’s David Byrne and Spike Lee reveling in the majesty, and hidden magic, of the here and now."


"American Utopia is an outstanding collaboration between two essential artists; I can’t believe there’s anyone alive who won’t be moved by this document."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

David Byrne's American Utopia | Details

Award winner
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special, Emmys 2021
M, Coarse language
Live Performance, Music, Musical
Country of origin

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