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Based on 12 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It remains as unsettling as ever. show more

  • 76
    Mr. Showbiz

    Disturbing, powerful essay on one aspect of the rock and drug culture at the end of the 1960s. show more

  • 100
    Curtis Morgan Miami Herald

    Remains a remarkable, almost timeless study. show more

  • 100
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    Timeless, and as fine a depiction of human folly as you're likely to see at the movies. show more

  • 100
    Boston Globe

    The impact of this stunning film - and the lessons to be learned from it - are as remarkable as when it was first released 30 years ago. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The topic is well-suited to the Maysles brothers, who helped pioneer reality-centered "direct cinema" techniques. show more

  • 100
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Remains the only rock & roll film that exerts the saturnine intensity of a thriller. show more

  • 100
    Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

    Movies don't get any more real than this. show more

  • 80
    Hazel-Dawn Dumpert L.A. Weekly

    Signals the real end of the party, charting a denouement that arcs from blissful ignorance to violence and its ever-present threat to a final retreat. show more

  • 80

    Captures that petulant omnisexuality that made many adults consider Jagger a threat to their daughters, sons and household pets alike. show more

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