While it doesn't hit Netflix until September 22nd, Lady Gaga's new documentary Five Foot Two made its official debut at the Toronto Film Festival on Friday night and the response has been fantastic, with critics calling the doc "honest," "authentic," and "brilliant."
Julie Miller of Vanity Fair called the doc "remarkable" and "awards-worthy" and wrote: "The stunning film transports its audience into the wild, whiplash existence of a six-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, actress, beloved avatar of self expression, and entrepreneur."
"Gaga exudes nuclear levels of magnetism, and the film captures her intense relationship with her friends, family and fans," said Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter, while Variety’s Owen Gleiberman wrote: "Five Foot Two shows you Lady Gaga evolving — but more than that it shows you that she’s only just getting started."
In his review for The Playlist, Gregory Ellwood concluded: "Whether you like Lady Gaga or not, you will at least finish Five Foot Two with a newfound respect for her. She has been and still is the real deal as a musician and she's battling physical demons to support her art and reward her millions of loyal fans."
Watch Gaga: Five Foot Two on Netflix on September 22nd.