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Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon

  NR HD Closed Captioning

Andrew Eastel

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Plot Summary

See Michael Jackson, one of the most recognizable and popular entertainers of all time, like never before in the feature-length tribute Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon. Known to millions of fans worldwide for his record-breaking albums, groundbreaking music videos, mesmerizing dance moves and humanitarian efforts, his true story has never really been told…until now. This unprecedented look into the King of Pop’s fascinating life includes all-new interviews with his mother Katherine Jackson as well as siblings Tito and Rebbie Jackson, family, friends and music legends such as Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick and many more.

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Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

81%
  • Reviews Counted: 179
  • Fresh: 145
  • Rotten: 34
  • Average Rating: 7.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Michael Jackson's perfectionism fails him in This Is It, and we're all the better for it. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Feb 3, 2011

Fresh: In This Is It, Michael Jackson is once again The Thriller, the biggest pop star the world has ever known. – Glenn Gamboa, Newsday, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's an expertly packaged -- brilliantly packaged, considering how quickly the job was done -- phantasmagoria that emphasizes, quite convincingly, the energy that Michael could still draw from whatever was fueling his wraith-thin body. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: A bizarre and opportunist piece of film-making. – Rebecca Nicholson, Times [UK], Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Wow!!!!

After looking at that doc., i really looked at Mike in a different way! They mentioned things that were pretty WOW from the trials that they didn't mention before. I hope that people can watch this and Know the truth about this great man! ^_^

THE LIGHT OF MICHAEL JACKSON

David Gest, you're friend is smiling down on you from heaven. For anyone who has ever wanted to know how Michael Jackson ticked, there is finally an insiders viewpoint in this film. From all of the people who knew his heart, and are able to show not just his musical genius but his compassion, his empathy. With this video you get a glimpse into his very soul, and get to see what his true legacy is. After watching this I actually feel sorry not for Michael, his friends or family but for a lot of humanity. How quick we are to believe innuendo. To believe in hurtful untruths that tear down the character of good people, even when the facts show otherwise. Looking at this video, I wonder if the lot of us are just a bunch of lemmings ready to run off of a cliff because some bad people who pretend to be righteous tell us to. Long live the music , the message and the love of Michael Jackson!!!!!!!!! Thank you MIchael!
Love,
Forever Fan

Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2011

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