“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” Under The Critical Lens: What Critics Say About This Film?
The Eras Tour is a massive concert tour designed to celebrate the golden milestones in Taylor Swift's illustrious 17-year career. The tour has taken place in various locations around the world, providing everyone, especially her fans, with the opportunity to witness their idol perform live on stage. If you don't live in one of the places Taylor Swift visited on her journey, you definitely shouldn't miss Swift's three-hour 'Eras Tour' concert movie.
The film provides viewers with an exciting experience, featuring Taylor's incredible live vocals and a vibrant atmosphere akin to an actual performance. The movie achieves massive box office revenue and is said to be worth watching. But, this is just fans’ opinion. Are you curious about what the critics are saying about this concert film? Let’s dive into the article to learn more.
Details on The Eras Tour concert film
Directed by Sam Wrench, known for his work on concert films for artists like Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Brandi Carlile, "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour" is a cinematic spectacle. Wrench expertly employs the full array of techniques used in mega-tour videography, seamlessly transitioning between capturing the vast audience and numerous shots of Taylor Swift herself.
Whether it's her close-up visage glistening with sweat or a frontal view, set against her own backdrop, the film delivers a crystal-clear, steady portrayal, allowing viewers to uncover intricate details like the sequins on her couture bodysuits and the scuff marks on the stage.
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Like the show itself, the film is an impressive production that delivers precisely what it advertises: Taylor Swift's Eras tour concert. This concert spans 17 years of her music career, covering her extensive catalog of songs from her 10 studio albums. It's important to note that the film keeps its focus on the concert itself, without interruptions, interviews, or backstage glimpses.
Critics' take on The Eras Tour concert film
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“Audience members sang along and danced in the aisle and cheered so loudly I often couldn’t tell where the roar of the crowd onscreen ended and the roar of the crowd in the theater began,” writes The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s a staggering feat,” writes NME. “In the space of one seamless performance, Swift is at turns a playfully eccentric artist, a country star and a genuine pop icon … as The Eras Tour proves time and again, Taylor Swift can do pretty much whatever she wants.”
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Uproxx also writes:
“Though it isn’t possible for a movie to take the place of a live concert, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour comes as close as possible, less because of how the movie is captured and more in how fans are going to interact with it,... It also manages to pepper in breathtaking moments of Swift connecting with the camera and the audience getting lost in her songs, emoting them right back to her … Even in this first screening, it all already feels bigger than Taylor Swift, if anything can be bigger than Taylor.”
“The entire film offers a front-row seat to the grandeur,” writes USA Today. “The staging is so massive that even the best seats in a stadium — and the King Kong-sized video screens — could provide only so much detail. But on the big screen, the close-ups are glorious, whether zooming in on Swift’s cat-eye makeup outlining her crystal blue eyes, the moss covering her piano and the sweat sticking to her bangs…”
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