Review overview: ‘You keep watching a documentary about Billie Eilish breathlessly’ | NOW

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry by director RJ Cutler shows how a troubled teenager grows into the biggest pop star of the moment. The documentary, which can be seen on streaming service Apple TV +, can count on wildly enthusiastic reviews.

Het Parool – no stars

“What is it like to be world famous as an insecure eighteen-year-old? In a candid documentary, Billie Eilish lays herself on the couch. It produces an oppressive, loving and probably also historical document. (…) With a length of almost 2.5. hour almost any music documentary would be too long, but nasty The World’s a Little Blurry you keep looking breathless. This is mainly due to the almost unlimited access to Eilish’s contrasting life. “

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The Evening Standard – 5 stars

“At a hundred and forty minutes, it’s a leisurely but incredibly engaging collection of home-made footage, capturing Eilish’s most unsupervised moments – and live concert footage, proving her talent as an artist. (…) Although Eilish never made the personal in her lyrics, this documentary paints by far the most complete portrait of her we have received to date. “

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The Guardian – 4 stars

“While Miss Americana Taylor Swift, released on Netflix last year, often felt like a sophisticated, albeit entertaining propaganda project, portrays The World’s a Little Blurry an artist for whom the idea of ​​’authenticity’ is both of artistic importance and passé for the film. (…) The strongest element, aside from Eilish himself, is how comprehensive and empathetic the understanding fandom is brought into the picture. “

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The New York Times – no stars

Blurry (…) does not so much tell a story about Eilish, but leans back and assumes that the story will unfold naturally. (…) It moves without narration, and sometimes without narrative rhythm – often it feels almost observational, like a nature film. The abundance of footage and the breathing space these images get – the film lasts nearly 2.5 hours – show the restless loneliness of a superstar. “

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