Leave the World Behind


Documentary / Music

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 7.8 10 2,157


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April 13, 2019


757.79 MB
23.976 fps
95 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by l_rawjalaurence 5 / 10 / 10

Unsubtle Record of Swedish House Mafia's Final World Tour

Anyone expecting subtlety or insight from Christian Larson's account of Swedish House Mafia's final world tour will be sadly disappointed. This is a bold, brassy kaleidoscope, both sonic and visual, of the band in performance, augmented by some not-exactly-original insights on life on tour from the band members themselves. We learn about the rigors of moving endlessly from place to place, constructing and striking the elaborate sets, and the "difficulties" (if they can be described as such) experienced by the band in keeping the unwelcome attention of their legions of fans at bay. This kind of material has been well-trodden in previous films such A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964) and DON'T LOOK BACK (1967). LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND will appeal to fans of Swedish House Mafia but not to others unacquainted with their work.

Reviewed by Anna_2014 6 / 10 / 10

A Goodbye Documentary

3 strong individuals joined forces and look what they produces, some of the greatest music in history. Was indeed very difficult to watch this documentary knowing that this was a goodbye to everyone. They told a story about each and one of these DJ's and we got to see them tour the world. These guys are truly talented and its heartbreaking to see them no longer be UNITED. We always was wondering why would such an amazing group go separate ways? Now we got few answers anyway. The documentary let us all in , in their tours around the world and backstage moments, their families and a bit about themselves. Truly worth watching regardless if you are a fan of their music or not. Even if you arnt a big fan of their music, you still get to see a a glimpse of how DJ live and how their daily days look like. It was like they welcomed us all into their daily days.

Reviewed by rmalekoff 6 / 10 / 10

Three makes a Crowd...

When I saw that this documentary would have an advanced screening only a short ride from my residence, I rushed to put it in my calendar. I sat near the computer not one day, but two due to a system glitch. As the crowd poured intro the seats, we all glanced at each other and started dancing in our seats as they played SHM music to get us ready. Let me start by saying that the scenes displaying pieces of their shows are amazing. The sound quality, the editing, and the energy the film captured at their shows was a great feeling. However, when I walked into this movie I believed what I was going to watch was going to be a celebration of how these 3 men helped forefront the movement of EDM music around the world. What I expected was a celebration of the unity and love that SHM has created. What I got instead was a depressing documentary about how these people couldn't sit down and have an honest conversation. The whole filmed just harped on how there has been too much damage done and there is no going back. I wanted to leave feeling good about this group who had just left at the top of stardom and instead I felt like the whole film was their way of personally breaking up with their fans. When you near the end of a relationship, you begin to see all the tiny flaws you were so blind to see in the beginning. At one point they show Ingrosso and Axwell resenting Steve for getting a tattoo while trying to finish "Don't you Worry Child." And then another scene of Ingrosso telling Steve to stop complaining about the tour. The icing on the cake was a scene where Ingrosso deliberately insulted the Malaysian culture by refusing to take a lei and Steve just looked at the camera like "well, I tried to tell him." However when they were greeted in India with turbans, Ingrosso took it with no problem. So much negativity. What I did love were the scenes from their show and the scenes with their families. I loved how they pointed out Axwell was the rock of the group, Ingrosso was the comedic, and Steve is the one with the "Swag." They displayed the huge impact they made in India and how EDM is evolving not only there but around the world. There were such sweet and touching scenes with their families, especially showing the struggle of keeping in contact while on tour. They played "Don't Worry Child" when they would turn down the music and just listen to the crowd, which left me with goosebumps. There were beautiful moments in this film, but you still feel conflicted when you finish watching it. I just hope that when you watch it you take away less of the negatively that they displayed and just focus on the One Last Tour scenes where you have no other choice but to sing and dance in your seat. p.s. And even though LA was technically their last personalized show, they didn't display any of it. And if you were there, you would know that feels like being robbed. (clearly not SHM's fault, but the producers...wahhh wahhh)

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