• Let's Spend the Night Together (1982)

Let's Spend the Night Together

Release Date: 1982

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the Rolling Stones perform many of their biggest hits in this concert documentary, directed by lauded filmmaker Hal Ashby. Recorded during the legendary British rock group's 1981 American tour, the film features classic '60s Stones tunes such as "Under My Thumb" and "Time Is on My Side," as well as numerous later efforts, including "You Can't Always Get What You Want," "Shattered" and "Hang Fire."

Cast: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Ron Wood, Ian Stewart, Ian McLagan, Ernie Watts

Director: Hal Ashby

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: North Star Films, Weintraub Entertainment Group

Keywords: Cool , 1980s , Rousing ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Miami Herald

    Stones fans will enjoy Let's Spend the Night Together, flaws and all; those who aren't devotees of the venerable band won't be converted by the movie, and probably should stay away. [17 Feb 1983, p.B9]

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It all comes down to the difference between a "concert film" and a documentary. Let’s Spend The Night Together is essentially a concert film recording an "ideal" Rolling Stones concert, put together out of footage shot at several outdoor and indoor Stones concerts. If that's what you want, enjoy this movie. I wanted more. show more

  • 38
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There is one egregious misstep: the photographs of mutilated Vietnamese bodies which appear on the screen during the song, Time Is On My Side, which is grotesque and fundamentally dishonest. No major band has been less interested in politics than The Rolling Stones, and that's what makes Let's Spend The Night Together so infuriating. It purports to be about something momentous, but has absolutely nothing to say. In that, at least, Ashby's film captures perfectly the spirit of the Stones' 1981 tour. [11 March 1993]

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