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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Here's a fireball documentary about the 1970s, when filmmakers were stoked by sex, drugs, rock and, oh, yeah, social conscience. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Unlike many documentaries about movies, it's neither underfunded nor perfunctory, but thoughtful and bracing. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Whether you lived through the period and will have fond memories jostled, or are scouting for future DVD pleasures, the surest way to see a good movie in a theater this week is to see one about them. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's illuminating and nostalgic and for anyone who lined up for American movies in that bygone golden age. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The decade under discussion in this enjoyable documentary is the 1970s, a period that changed Hollywood forever. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie star Julie Christie turned 62 last month, and anyone under the impression that she merely floated through her prime heedless of the age in which she worked should catch her in A Decade Under the Influence. show more

  • 63
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    As wide and deep as the directors fish for anecdotes, it's surprising that there isn't more focus, more context. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    An excellent introduction to the subject, and a movie buff's delight. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    This documentary about the triumph of the New Hollywood employs a treasure trove of interviews and clips to create a rich understanding of the many forces -- cultural undertows, really -- that flowed together to fill the void left by the dying studio system. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    It is often remarked that the years between "Easy Rider" (1969) and "Star Wars" (1977) marked a second golden age in American filmmaking, and this documentary, as comprehensive as it is incisive, is a reminder of just how many terrific pictures came out during those years. show more

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