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Taking Woodstock

Rated R for graphic nudity, some sexual content, drug use and language.

R In Theaters 08/26/2009 , 120min.
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Viewer Score
66%
Viewer score based on 84 ratings
55%
Critic score based on 35 reviews

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September 04, 2011
qdcmab
Loved it!!!!
September 19, 2009
TheyCallMe Sp00f
THIS WAS THE WORST EXCUSE FOR A MOVIE EVER! I HATED IT I HATED IT. I saw it with my fly biatchress and I thought it was the biggest waste of time of my life. I just wanted to get the hell out of here.
September 10, 2009
Skyswan42
This would have been a GREAT documentary. Unfortunately Ang Lee used screen splitting in his attempt to keep it from dragging and failed. The story line and characters did not draw you into caring about them. One bright spot was Imelda Stauton's acting - great and funny.
September 09, 2009
MCBandit98
Accurate depiction of the event and the people, with enough humor to keep it enjoyable.
September 08, 2009
Aprilsea
I had hopes this movie would capture some of the magic of Woodstock. It didnt even come close. The behind the scenes finanial dealings were boring. The movie didnt even have much music except a soft background track here and there. This movie totally missed the fantastic phenomena that was Woodstock. Rent the documentary footage "Woodstock"for a great experience.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Los Angeles Times
It's a frustrating complication of a movie with a sprawling story and grand ambitions -- and some truly grand acting -- that stumbles almost as often as it soars. Bummer. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
A choppy and occasionally unsure film, one that doesn't achieve the superb tonal control of "The Ice Storm," but that certainly doesn't represent an unqualified disaster on a par with Lee's first attempt at the western, "Ride With the Devil." Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
It's a frustrating complication of a movie with a sprawling story and grand ambitions -- and some truly grand acting -- that stumbles almost as often as it soars. Bummer. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
This is Woodstock from another perspective -- one without Jimi Hendrix or Janis Joplin. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
No one's asking for a song-by-song re-enactment of the concert, but Lee's refusal to focus even for a moment on the musical aspect of the festival starts to feel almost perverse, as if he's deliberately frustrating the audience's desire. Full Review

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