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Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

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Documentary that looks at the career of musician Brian Wilson.


  • Brian Wilson
  • Nick Jonas
  • Elton John
  • Bruce Springsteen

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Jun 22, 2021

This feels like the final public statement from Wilson: he’s only here to vibe, cry, and spend time with his family. Music is part of his life as he still performs, but it’s not his highest aim anymore. Love and mercy is what Brian needs in his twilight years, and it seems like he has it. May his heart be full of spring.

Metacritic review by Joshua Encinias
Joshua Encinias
The Film Stage
Jun 18, 2021

In his interactions with his band, with Fine, with his family (eldest daughter Carnie Wilson appears in the film but isn’t interviewed), the documentary is a portrait of friendship and love as much as it’s about music. And beneath it all, the essential aloneness of the artist resounds

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter
Jun 18, 2021

It effectively makes the case for the startling musical genius of Brian Wilson, using celebrity testimony and musical examples to paint a clear portrait of the troubled songwriter, producer and singer as a protean pop creator. And the frustrating thing about “Long Promised Road” is that it makes that case and then keeps making it for an hour and a half.

Metacritic review by Steve Pond
Steve Pond