Post Malone: Runaway review – a strong music documentary you don’t want to miss

By Ricky Valero
Published: August 11, 2022


Post Malone: Runaway gives us an incredible behind-the-curtain look at one of the most talented artists of our time. You don’t want to miss this.

Amazon Freevee Original documentary film Post Malone: Runaway will be released on the streaming service on August 12, 2022.

Post Malone is one of the more interesting characters in the world of music over the last few years. A brand new documentary is coming to Freevee, Post Malone: Runaway, highlighting the artist’s rise. Is it worth checking out? Let’s dive in.

I always watch these documentaries on artists still young in their career with caution because often they haven’t done enough, or their stuff just scratches the surface of their accomplishments. However, recently we’ve seen some good documentaries on these younger artists, Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, and Shawn Mendes, so will this one follow suit? I hope so.

In September 2019, Post Malone was on his way to do his first ever US Arena Tour. We kick off the series with a taste of what the tour was like with a performance from Post. With the strobe-like lights, big stage, and just a man with a mic, you can’t help but appreciate a man that goes on the stage without the razzle-dazzle of other things and gives an incredible concert.

I want to credit director Hector Dockrill and the trio of editors for their work throughout this film. First, Dockrill wisely chose to weave in and out of cities, sprinkling in performances of Malone’s hit songs along the way that made this an experience. Next, I want to highlight the editing team for how they edited these things together because the transitions are perfect. You are even more engulfed throughout the film because what’s going on behind the camera is just as good as what’s happening in front of it.

Another thing that Dockrill did well was never lose sight of who the film was about. He had people come in and out of the picture and talk about Post Malone, all while letting Malone be the star of his own show by featuring the words coming out of his mouth too. I loved the behind-the-scenes and seeing this humanized version of this massive star.

I mentioned earlier how I was worried about the documentary about artists this early in their career but what Dockrill presented highlighted Post Malone’s first tour. It was brilliantly laid out, highlighting the documentary’s subject, supporting what made him who he was, and not trying to give us everything all at once.

Overall, the entire movie is one big concert with behind the scenes footage following our artist. I honestly would love to see more artists do this style of documentary while on tours. So I suggest sitting back vibing, jamming, and enjoying watching one of our generation’s most outstanding artists do his thing.

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You can watch this documentary on Amazon Prime Freevee. 

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