Thrilling. Stunning. Mesmerizing. A peek behind the curtain at one of histories greatest sports teams. The time and effort put into the documentary is simply outstanding. I knew almost nothing about basketball going into this show and I've come out wanting to know more and more.
I know practically f*** all about basketball but I still had goosebumps while watching. An incredible insight into one of the sport's greatest teams and its greatest player
As far as sports documentaries go the first two episodes were pretty much perfect in every way. If they can keep this up for another 8 episodes it's a easy 10/10. Especially if you are even just slightly interested in basketball, the Bulls or Jordan himself. I mean even me, a very casual and very recent basketball fan from outside of america (where basketball and especially the name Jordan outside of the shoe brand is basically non-existent), had goosebumps at some parts.
"Jordan's the only player who could ever turn it on and off like that. And he never freaking turned it off."
Why did it take so long for this to be made/released?
The last dance is one of the rare documentarys that makes you live the moment.As a fan of the jordan era this is perfect.It goes through all the hard times chicago went through to win the championship.
I know nothing about basketball, but this was still incredible to me and I enjoyed every minute. I got goosebumps and was moved to tears on many occasions. It's clear to me this team is legendary and they were a part of something amazing.
Also, words are not enough to describe Michael Jordan and what he accomplished. They're also not enough to describe the ability of these players; watching clips from games is just mind-blowing.
A beautifully done documentary and I will definitely watch it again.
A legendary sports documentary about one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. Less focused on the basketball itself and more on the surrounding drama, it takes a look at the stresses and turmoil that a world-renowned athlete at the top of his game faces. Some great archival footage paired with excellent interviews give this one a lot of room to entertain. Surprisingly emotional as well to top it all off!
(+) Great archival + interview footage(+) Good pacing and storyline jumping between different moments of various athletes' careers(+) Informative and insightful look at Michael Jordan & Co.'s career arcs(+) Emotional and dramatic at all of the right times - impressive for a show based on real events(+) Solid soundtrack that captures the essence of the 80's and 90's
Final Verdict: 10/10 (Masterpiece)
This was my childhood growing up in downstate Illinois. Everyone was a Bulls fan. Bulls finals were some of the rare times us kids were allowed to stay up late. There was so much yelling and frustration and joy watching all 6 championships. Watching this series was so much like reliving that all. I was too young to know about most of this stuff. I was vaguely aware of Michael's dad's killing and the whole weird baseball adventure, but it was heartbreaking when the team truly broke up. I don't think I've really watched the Bulls play since. NBA basketball just isn't the same anymore.
As far as a documentary, it was really well-done. Music top-notch. Pacing and parallels were great (i.e. talking about going against the Pistons and Rodman joining the team). Seeing the insights into Jordan - good and bad - was illuminating.
Even if you aren’t are sports fan, you can’t deny that this might be one of the greatest documentaries ever created. Each part was better than the last. I didn’t want it to end!!!
You do not have to be a Basketball fan or a sports fan. This is an excellent documentary and you should go out of your way to watch it
I Mean Come On. It's the Airness we are talking about and one thing you know for certain when talking about Michael Jordan is that everything about him has been on a realm all by itself and this show isn't any different. I grew up watching Kobe Bryant and I truly believe this guy Kobe was the best basketball player to ever lived. I watched Jordan a little bit right before he stepped down. I watched a lot of his games on NBA Classics. But watching this documentary gives you the perspective from his die hard fans. This guy was true sensational. After watching this you'll understand what it is that they saw and why it is so hard for them to give anyone else who came after him a chance. He really "did it the right way"
what a fantastic show, i love it
What a fantastic show. I was too young still to know all of what was going on during the Bulls championship runs in the 90s, but the drama off the court is crazy! It’s amazing that they were still able to accomplish what they did.
Everyone knew that Michael Jordan was the best basketball player to play the game, but I never realized just how competitive he was exactly - he seemed like a guy who could be very tough on teammates but wasn’t unfair.
Scotty got screwed, but he also won 6 championships so maybe the money doesn’t matter as much.
All this culminating with Jerry Krause telling the team that it didn’t matter what they did in 1998, the team was breaking up. I don’t know if there is more to the story with him than they told, but I can’t imagine someone who’s ego is so fragile that they would dissemble a team like that - particularly by telling Phil Jackson (the greatest coach the game has ever seen) that he wasn’t welcome back. All this really flies in the face of him being the « best GM in history ». He put together the best team, but was also the sole reason it all broke up. Had Phil Jackson stayed, Michael would have stayed, and the rest of the team probably would have made a deal with their contracts to stay.
Would they have won in 1999? Who knows, maybe not. I think that Michael’s drive could’ve gotten them close, but I think the team was too beat up, mentally and physically to continue to compete as they had been.
This documentary is unbelievably good, even if you have no idea or interest in basketball. It is a must see story. It will captivate you and never let you go.
I am a woman :) and don't care THAT much about basketball. I vaguely remembered the Chicago Bulls era, but I really wasn't that interested or invested in it at the time, although of course I knew of Michael Jordan etc. I found this documentary riveting, and couldn't stop watching. Spectacular documentary. I wish I had paid more attention at the time to the NBA, but this doc came very close to experiencing it as if in real time.
"The Last Dance" is a documentary that stands out from the rest. I've watched plenty of documentaries over the years, but this is the only one I've found myself watching multiple times. It explores the Bulls' final season with MJ, showcasing the end of an era, front office issues, and much more. However, what truly makes it exceptional is its ability to provide an intimate look into the mind and life of Michael Jordan. It's a captivating and addictive watch that leaves you craving for more.
Without a doubt, the best sports documentary that has been produced to date. The series provides an insightful and fascinating look into the world of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls during their legendary championship run. The documentary is masterfully crafted, with interviews from players, coaches, and other key figures that provide a unique and personal perspective on the events that unfolded. The series also provides an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look into the lives and motivations of some of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Michael Jordan and the Bulls are a match made in heaven.
The Last Dance - Michael Jordan Wasn't Just An Athlete, He Was A Larger Then Life And A True Cultural Phenomena - You Have Goosebumps While Watching And Parts Your On Edge About To Scream At Each Championship As If The Bulls Might Lose This Second - I Remember Seeing The NBA Championship Games In 1993 And Playing NBA Jam On My Sega Genesis - And Our Teens In The 90s Was A Lot About Jordan And The Bulls - And I Came To The Realization, I Sucked A Basketball But I Loved Watching Basketball
Seeing The Last Dance Made Me Rewatch Space Jam & It's Still As A Good As I Thought It Was Back In 1996 When I Was It In LA For The First Time - Bugs Bunny & Michael Jordan A Truly Genius Team - The Last Dance Puts A Lot Into Perspective And We Even Get To See A Bit Of Young Kobe With Jordan Which Pulls At A Few Strings - I Rewatched A Lot Of The Episodes, And A Lot Of Times My Blood Would Be Pumping While Watching The Show - It Gets you Pumped Up
Michael Jordan Is Truly A Legend Who Elevated The Game Of Basketball - And The Last Dance Is Not To Be Missed
Really fun and entertaining documentary but it’s very clear that Jordan had a huge role to play in the story it told and seemed basically to take most of the credit. Maybe it’s deserved…
The leaps in time make it a little harder to follow in the end and it probably could have been a bit shorter. But it is an astonishing inside in sports legends ... and people.
[Netflix] An impeccably narrated documentary, with an exceptional editing, which is attractive even for viewers who are not fans of basketball. It works better exploring human aspects of the character than approaching him as a legend. And it gets more interest when it talks about teamwork and building the path to making the NBA a global event. Although it feels somewhat directed by Michael Jordan's interests.
Incredible team, very competitive and I loved seeing so much of the intimacy of the Bulls
Those were the days... what a time! Made me remember lots of things along those days... still have my Bulls Pippen Jersey!
Best ever sports documentary ever build!!
best documentary i've ever seen. gripping and magical. 10/10
What time is it? Game time, woo!
Simply one of the best sports documentaries I have ever seen. Michael Jordan is the GOAT.
Entertaining for sure. Super accurate / unbiased? Clearly not so much.Also kinda left thinking "who cares" a lot of the time. It's just basketball. The documentary is so dramatic. I get it means a lot to you but come on.
Best sporting documentary ever! A great insight into a team and one of the greatest sprotsmen ever, and how he motivates himself! Just stunning! Outstanding! And I am not an NBA fan
great miniseries!!!! loved it so much
No matter if you are a basketball fan or not. No matter if you liked Jordan or not. You should still watch this documentary because it is a great thing to watch. It is entertaining, it is engaging, and it is emotional.
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Highly recommended! The best sports documentary!
Let's face it: This is an other masterpiece of a documentary by ESPN. Great inside looks, excellent storyline.