Review: David Byrne’s American Utopia is the best concert film on HBO Max


You might find yourself chanting “Same as it ever was, Same it ever was,” while watching David Byrne’s American Utopia. You will also question yourself, how to watch this on a loop? The song Once in a Lifetime defines this year very perfectly.

We all are quarantined and need an escape from reality. This is why David Byrne’s American Utopia is here for all of us. This film is directed by Spike Lee, which is his version of the 2019 show.

Some fans have watched this film a dozen times on HBO Max because they can’t stop themselves from watching something that gives them hope to face the rest of the year. So this film is what you need to see right now! You can watch the trailer of the film below.

David Byrne’s American Utopia Review

If you have HBO Max, then the very first thing you should do is to watch David Byrne’s American Utopia. When you are ready, then make sure to move any chairs or any objects in from of your TV screen. Then make sure to check the volume of the speakers and press on the play button.

Once you start watching the film, you won’t be able to stop yourself from levitating to the song called This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody).

The film is a complete visual entertainment for the viewers and will take you to a different reality where you are dancing on an aisle. Many viewers will love the presence of the veteran rockstar Byrne.

The film has arrived after Jonathan Demme’s “Stop Making Sense” in 1983. So it might be the best concert film ever made in Hollywood.

The broadway show is all about connection. It starts with Byrne sitting all alone on stage and thinking about the possibilities of how to connect with the other side. After some time, one by one, other musicians and dancers come on the stage. Their personalities start to emerge, and Byrne engages with them.

During a brief, Bryne said that why do some people think that looking at an individual is more interesting than looking at any other stuff like a nice bag of potato chips, a beautiful sunset, or even a bicycle. In between the songs, he also said that looking at people is best.


The concert film is a must-watch for music lovers which will delight you, rock you and take you somewhere higher. Once you start watching the flick, Bryne will take you on a road that is going to a better place. And it will be worth it! You can click here to stream the movie now.

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