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Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) Review: The concert feature is impressive, exhilarating, and a tad exhausting, even for Swifties

Taylor Swift’s version of her Eras Tour movie is out on OTT and Swifties have begun bingeing on the three-and-a-half-hour-long concert feature right away, albeit with some snacks and pillows. 

Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) Review: The concert feature is impressive, exhilarating, and a tad exhausting, even for Swifties
Taylor Swift in a still from her Eras Tour concert in LA

Last Updated: 02.37 PM, Mar 15, 2024


Taylor Swift – The Eras Tour is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar earlier than intended, which is great news for fans of the renowned singer. The concert film has released an extended version on OTT with an extra acoustic set of songs, of which three have been revealed by Taylor Swift. The film is captured over three performances in Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium, which is fully capable of hosting the dramatic extravaganza known as the Eras Tour.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) Review

Taylor Swift’s Eras tour has broken records since its beginning in March 2023 and promises to send the temperatures soaring all summer before finishing in December 2024. But the wise decision to make a film of the three iconic performances at SoFi Stadium in August 2023 is laudable indeed, as the concert feature holds a candle to the cinematic performances Taylor delivered live.


Taylor Swift’s performative skills need no introduction; the singer-songwriter has performance in her soul. The Eras Tour movie tastefully displays Swift’s iconic discography over the years in 10 acts or eras, ranging from her earliest albums like Fearless and Red to Evermore and Midnights. And that is where all the normalcy about the film ends.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) is here to explore and reinvent Taylor Swift by combining the best of her in the most Swiftie way possible. All mixed up according to the vibe or mood. In the film, Swift performs the hits from her albums in a fluid order, armed with exceptional technical and stagecraft support, great backup singers and dancers, and meticulous attention to detail.

Interspersed with her open and sincere interaction with the audience, the film is an ode to the musical and personal journey Taylor Swift has undergone, emerging stronger, maturer and better than before. The Eras Tour and the movie are both dazzling achievements for Taylor, not only due to their respective commercial successes.

But also because of how seasoned a performer she has become, belting out high-energy numbers in sparkly, glamorous and tight outfits without skipping a beat. Yet all the glitter, sequins and matching microphones in the world cannot make up for the monotony that ensues after an hour and a half of watching Taylor Swift reinvent herself.

Watching the concert live is one experience. But watching it in its entirety at home or in theatres would be a system overload for even moderate Swifties. Sure, the energy is crackling, the performance is flawless, and Taylor’s sincerity towards her craft and her fans is evident without featuring much of her except on stage.

Director Aam Wrench must be commended for effective and sharp cinematography, ensuring no visible cameras despite shooting constantly with multiple ones. However, the lack of inclusion of any other footage from the Eras tour except the live performance begins by promising the stars and ends by delivering a Christmas tinsel to make up for it.

But that’s all making, not Taylor’s lyrical magic, which snakes upon viewers (cue, the visuals of the stage during Fearless) and enchants them right before they end up bored. The highlight of the film, other than Taylor Swift herself, is an extra special acoustic song set that features after the end credits.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) Verdict

The wait to listen to the acoustic rendition of Death By a Thousand Cuts, Maroon, You Are in Love, I Can See You (Taylor’s Version), Our Song and You Are On Your Own, Kid almost feels worth it. The film is definitely worth a watch for Swifties, as no feature would be long enough to goggle at Taylor Swift’s magnificent stardom and musical prowess. Others can either watch it over days or skip it, depending on their love for Taylor Swift.


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