Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation

critic Reviews

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  • Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation lives up to its title with an entertaining contextualization of the titular festival and its cultural impact.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It does bring a freshness to a story that we've heard a million times.
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    Diane PershingMalibu Times
    The promotors lost their shirt but oh, what they created. Fascinating stuff.
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    Alastair McKayLondon Evening Standard
    Some optimism is required to allow for the possibility that the chaos of Woodstock offered a template for anything, but, if you inhale deeply, the film just about achieves this microcosmic ambition.
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    Joel KellerDecider
    Woodstock has a complicated legacy and a lot of myths surrounding it, but Woodstock: Three Days That Defined A Generation decided to go with the story that most of us know by heart. But it's still an entertaining watch, if not overly informative.
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    Glenn GarvinReason Online
    Arrogantly infuriating... Baby Boomers didn't change the world at Woodstock, or create a New Man... It's sad that, 50 years later, they still can't tell the difference.
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    Roger MooreMovie Nation
    Over-familiar, but still revelatory, amusing and at times -- quite moving.
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    Anne BrodieWhat She Said
    It was a singular experience, and never before seen footage provides unprecedented in-the-crowd realism.
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    Christian GallichioThe Playlist
    Coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock, Three Days That Defined a Generationis a mostly surface level look into the famous festival that did, in fact, leave lasting ramifications across arts, politics, and society.
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    Elias SavadaFilm International
    Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation offers rain-soaked memories and affectionate recollections of how it began and ended in a neat-and-clean 97 minutes.
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    Al AlexanderThe Patriot Ledger
    Coming as it does so close on the heels of Netflix's awesome "Fyre" doc, this chronicle of a music festival boondoggle ain't so groovy, man.
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