Here are some things critics are saying about American star Beyoncé’s new concert film, “Renaissance.”
The world is currently talking about Beyoncé’s new film “Renaissance,” which was released last weekend. The film was inspired by her latest album, which was driven by her desire to escape during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bey signed a distribution agreement with AMC Theatres and announced the film after the conclusion of her tour in Kansas City, Missouri. The concert film stars her family members, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir Carter, and includes cameos from several music artists, including Diana Ross, Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, and actress Tracee Ellis Ross.
It has received generally positive reviews from fans and critics since it was released on December 1 and made over $27 million at the box office.
News 24 writes, “The film celebrates black queer joy, and Queen Bey flaunts her fearless artistic form as she explores themes, including identity, self-expression, acceptance, balance and rebirth.”
The Huffington Post called the film a love letter to the Beyhive. An excerpt from The New York Times review reads, “She’s bringing the past with her into the present, communing with both an audience and her ancestors, accepting stewardship as a rite of longevity.”