The incomparable Bruce Springsteen performs his critically acclaimed latest album and muses on life, rock, and the American dream, in this intimate and personal concert film co-directed by Thom Zimny and Springsteen himself.
Now, gotta point out that this is not my sort of film at all, so I’m gonna be judging more from a technical point of view and not by the fact Bruce Springsteen singing almost sent me to sleep a few times.
The film is beautifully shot and the cinematography is surprisingly amazing.
It’s a well directed piece from Springsteen, and you can see it’s very personal to him. He gets more personal towards the end talking about his wife and children.
The film is formatted in a structure of having Bruce perform a song, before cutting away to a monologue by Bruce or some form of narration. This could be about the upcoming song or just life itself. The narrations are told well, and fit the structure of the piece nicely.
It’s more of a ‘hanging with ol’ Brucey’ experience than watching a film, because, especially, it isn’t one.
Through all that this film is perfect for anyone who’s a fan of Bruce Springsteen. They’ll have a blast and I can see them deeply connecting with this film, both mentally and… spiritually? I don’t know.
Western Stars flew by REALLY FAST! It’s not my sort of thing… at all! Having said that, it was beautifully shot, and brilliantly put together and Springsteen fans around the world will love it!