Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

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Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall
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Film poster
Directed bySpike Lee
Produced bySpike Lee
John Branca
John McClain
StarringMichael Jackson
Jackie Jackson
Marlon Jackson
Joe Jackson
Katherine Jackson
Pharrell Williams
Questlove
John Legend
David Byrne
The Weeknd
Patti Austin
Carole Bayer Sager
John Branca
Kobe Bryant
Misty Copeland
Lee Daniels
CinematographyKerwin DeVonish
Edited byRyan Denmark
Barry Alexander Brown
Distributed byShowtime
Release date
  • January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24)
(2016 Sundance Film Festival)
  • February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
(television, on Showtime)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall is a 2016 documentary film directed by Spike Lee, chronicling the rise of pop star Michael Jackson through the creation of his landmark solo album, Off the Wall (1979). It is the second Michael Jackson-focused documentary Lee has made, after Bad 25 (2012). The film premiered on January 24, 2016, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.[1]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
IMDb3.5/5 stars[3]
Rotten Tomatoes93%[4]
Billboardfavorable[5]
The A.V. Club4.5/5 stars[6]
The Guardian3/5 stars[7]
The Independent4/5 stars[8]

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall premiered at the Sundance Film Festival at Park City, Utah on January 24, 2016.[1] It was shown on the American television network Showtime on February 5.[9] The film was released along with a reissue of the original Off the Wall album on February 26.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MICHAEL JACKSON'S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL". sundance.org. Sundance Film Festival. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall". Metacritic. February 5, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  3. ^ "Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall". January 24, 2016 – via IMDb.
  4. ^ "Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall". Rotten Tomatoes.
  5. ^ Rooney, David (January 24, 2016). "'Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall': Sundance Review". Billboard.
  6. ^ Murray, Noel (February 5, 2016). "Spike Lee looks back at the moment when Michael Jackson went Off The Wall". AV/TV Club.
  7. ^ Bakare, Lanre (January 24, 2016). "Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall review – Spike Lee plays it safe in documentary" – via The Guardian.
  8. ^ Jones, Emma (January 25, 2016). "Spike Lee dances to his hero's thrilling tunes - film review". The Independent.
  9. ^ Anderson, Ethan (January 13, 2016). "Michael Jackson Goes 'Off the Wall': Spike Lee's Sundance Doc Debuts First Trailer". /Film. Retrieved January 13, 2016.
  10. ^ "MICHAEL JACKSON 'OFF THE WALL' CD & DOCUMENTARY COMING FEBRUARY 26". MichaelJackson.com. Sony Music. Retrieved January 11, 2016.