Review: Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour on Netflix


Disclaimer: I am a self-proclaimed Swiftie, having been a massive fan of Taylor Swift’s since I first heard Teardrops on My Guitar back in 2006. I also attended the reputation Stadium Tour earlier this year. So, there was no way I wasn’t going to love Netflix’s reputation Stadium Tour movie.

By now you know if you are a fan of Taylor Swift’s music or not. Your answer to that question will determine the enjoyment you will find from this film, captured during the last U.S. show in Dallas, Texas. Luckily, if you are a fan of Swift’s, there is a lot to love here.

Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour was recently crowned the highest-selling U.S. tour in history and, thanks to the Netflix special, it’s easy to see why. From massive set pieces – like a giant cobra nicknamed Karyn – to stunning videos that play before select performances, the movie uses 28 cameras to give viewers a comprehensive look at the tour you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you attended 13 shows during its run, or it’s your first time experiencing the concert, you are guaranteed to see something you didn’t even know you missed.

The reputation Stadium Tour movie setlist is comprised mostly of songs from Swift’s album of the same name with hits from previous albums like All Too Well, Love Story, and Shake It Off mixed in. The musical standouts, however, are the tour-exclusive mash-ups including a beautiful rendition of Long Live/New Year’s Day and the show-stopping final number, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.

While the music may be fans’ main reason for tuning in, it is Swift’s speeches in-between songs that drive home why she is one of the biggest superstars in the world: her understanding of human emotion. Swift’s reputation may never have been worse, but we will always like her for her.

Taylor Swift reputation Stadium Tour film debuts Monday, December 31st only on Netflix.

Spencer Barrett
Stars are his kind of thing! Spencer Barrett joined the TV Source team as a staff writer in 2013. In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Writer, TV & Pop Culture, shaping our pop culture content. He loves all things horror, Archie Comics and Taylor Swift.

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