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Year
1970
Runtime
184 min.
Director
Michael Wadleigh
Genres
History, Music, Documentary
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
11,945
Checks
6,236
Favs
353
Dislikes
18
Favs/checks
5.7% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
20:1
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  1. nymusix's avatar

    nymusix

    Pretty dazzling three hour documentary film. The music is amazing, the editing enhances the movie so much, but the real star of the movie is the sheer youth of festival. Seeing people in their teens and twenties manage to put something so massive and so successful on is especially jarring in today's world where a music festival like this one would have dozens of corporate sponsors and would be planned out months in advance. As a companion piece I recommend the Rolling Stones concert documentary, Gimme Shelter, which presents the dark side of the rock and roll revolution. 7 years 6 months ago
  2. jacktrewin's avatar

    jacktrewin

    one of the best edited films ever. truly amazing from start to finish with incredibly intimate recording of performances. all the non-performance footage is arguably what makes it so great 9 years 6 months ago
  3. corchap's avatar

    corchap

    the director's cut is 224 minutes and it is well worth it. incredible documentary. 2 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #29 in Academy Award - Best Documentary
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  2. This movie ranks #60 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Non-Fiction Films
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  3. This movie ranks #117 in BFI's 100 Documentary Films
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  4. This movie ranks #119 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Documentaries of All Time
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  5. This movie ranks #203 in Library of Congress's National Film Registry
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  6. This movie ranks #239 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  7. This movie ranks #272 in Roger Ebert's Great Movies
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  8. This movie ranks #516 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  9. This movie ranks #592 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  10. This movie ranks #592 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  11. This movie ranks #608 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  12. This movie ranks #750 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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