Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

Accentuates the journey of Renaissance World Tour, from its inception, to the opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to the finale in Kansas City, Missouri. It is about Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production, her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy, and master her craft. Received with extraordinary acclaim, Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour created a sanctuary for freedom, and shared joy, for more than 2.7 million fans.

  • Released: 2023-12-01
  • Runtime: 170 minutes
  • Genre: Documentaries, Music
  • Stars: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Sir Carter, Rumi Carter, Tina Knowles, Larry Bourgeois, Laurent Bourgeois, Honey Balenciaga, Hannah Douglass, Nerita McFarlane, Aahkilah Cornelius, Amari Marshall, Ai Shimatsu, Simone Alston, Khirye Tyler, Crystal Torres, Tiffany Ryan, Natalie Imani, Jonté Moaning
  • Director: Beyoncé
  • thatblondude - 8 January 2024
    Good, Could've Been Great
    Oh, the editing team really think they've achieved something astounding here, don't they? And it's not like they didn't have a trillion chances to. Unfortunately, the entire thing feels flat. And for a 170 minute project, this is very equal to a crime.

    I won't get into the directing efforts because I feel the problem isn't exactly there, even though it is far from being a splendid job. The editing is tasteless, and it's where the main flaw is. Instead of taking us to the vibe of the concert, somehow the film manages to pull us away, so we're left with a lifeless feeling.

    You're about to jump out of your seat 'cause you know a certain powerful moment of the tour is coming, and when it actually happens, you are left with an empty feeling, thinking to yourself "well, it was better when someone illegally put together a multicam edit with fan videos on Youtube".

    The whole movie structure is a mess, and there's no rhythm whatsoever. To go through the whole thing and not get used to constant and extremely dry transitions from concert to documentary seems awry.

    The movie obligates you to care way more about the next outfit than what's actually happening on stage, and I was sure that would work beautifully on the screen, but it was just too... messy? Distasteful, even.

    The sound mixing is full of poor choices. Even some pieces of live vocals were shockingly wrong. Moments when what you're hearing simply doesn't match what you're watching, and while the audience obviously understands it is a collection of different performances, there's no excuse for that on a film.

    There are some stunning takes and beautiful shots every now and then. The audience sequences are so fun and quite frankly the best part of this film. Some documentary bits bring strength to the project (Blue Ivy's sequence is deeply touching). The fact that it comes from a beautiful tour full of interesting details can't be ignored, it is only not explored in the right way.

    All in all, it simply doesn't do justice to the excellence that is the Renaissance World Tour, and that is a shame.
  • deedricke - 7 December 2023
    True Definition of ARTISTRY
    Beyoncé gives us yet another look into her life and expands into what it truly means to be an ARTIST. Renaissance gives us a deeper look into the adjacent album and show's an icon's fearlessness to venture into, and nearly create a new genre of music. The film showcases ballroom music in a pop/electronic aspect, provides an in-depth look into the behind the scenes action of the film, but most notably a glimpse into a sentimental part of the life of Beyoncé - honoring her Uncle Johnny who was an important part of her early life and stardom. The well-rounded performances are only a fraction of what the star has to offer to the entertainment industry.
  • aswilliams-60928 - 3 December 2023
    So good I cried! I'm officially a part of the BEYhive
    It was better than the concert only because you got to experience every city without breaking the bank. I would have loved to see the tryout for the dancers. I can't wait to see what she does next. I honestly don't know how it can be topped! Me and my theater mates were singing and dancing ! Such a great experience!

    Also, good for Blue! She really worked hard to become better at her set. What was suppose to be one performance turned into a whole tour thing. She was so good.

    Extra shoutout to the editors. The cuts to other cities with different outfit was amazing! Next concert I will be buying tickets to be front row and centered. There is absolutely no reason for anything below 10 stars. It was mind blowing ! I foresee awards won for this movie!