Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense ★★★★★

Stop Making Sense is often cited as one of the greatest concert films of all time, and with a status as imposing as this, it would seem to be easy to find disappointment in a film with such lofty expectations. But the thing is, Stop Making Sense is the complete opposite of disappointing. It is impressive in every aspect, and it is one of, if not the high energy film ever. Really, there is a point when Stop Making Sense transcends being a concert film and just turns into a completely unhinged and bonkers physical experience that doesn’t release its grip until those credits start rolling. The whole thing flows smooth as butter, with zero hiccups whatsoever in its unrelenting stream of high energy tunes. Stop Making Sense is a model for the genre of concert films for the reason that it can be enjoyed whether you are a diehard fan of Talking Heads or not, and I think that after watching this, I might now belong in that former group.

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