Film Review: Long Time Running

Long Time Running
(2017, TV-14, 1hr 35m)

Available on Netflix

Stuck inside this New Year’s weekend or just wanting to skip the hoopla and hang at home? Check out this beautifully filmed documentary that follows Canada’s favorite musical sons, The Tragically Hip, on their final tour across the country. But brace yourself — this is an emotionally powerful trip, especially if you’re a fan of the band and their iconic lead singer, Gord Downie. This movie shows you not just the amazing level of devotion this kick-ass rock band inspired, but also the full power of the human spirit — an artist giving every bit of his remaining strength in an attempt to return that devotion to his fans. — Phil Favorite