Glastonbury (2007)



Critic Consensus: Glastonbury is formless and scattershot, and successful in capturing the festival's raw, wild energy.

Movie Info

In 1970, a music aficionado and entrepreneur named Michael Eavis staged a "pop, folk, and blues" festival on a dairy farm in the English community of Glastonbury, not far from Stonehenge. 1,500 attended the "Glastonbury Fayre," and a second festival followed in 1971. By 2005, The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts had grown into the biggest pop music festival in the world, playing host to the biggest names in rock, reggae, electronic, blues, and world music for a crowd of up to … More

Rating: R (for nudity, drug use, language and some sexual content)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 12, 2007
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Critic Reviews for Glastonbury

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

... as muddy as Yasgur's farm back in the day.

Full Review… | April 7, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

For all the posers with light sticks and piercings, there are moments of Dada-esque beauty, not to mention some great music from Tinariwen, Bjork, David Bowie and the late, great Joe Strummer.

Full Review… | April 5, 2007
Washington Post
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The portrait is spectacular and inclusive, if sometimes a bit overwhelming and confusing.

Full Review… | March 8, 2007
Chicago Tribune
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A warm and witty, detailed look at this parallel universe.

Full Review… | March 2, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The film is clearly an act of boosterism, and it makes a pretty good case for the Glastonbury cause.

Full Review… | February 24, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

The overall soundtrack seamlessly patches together a sonic quilt of eclectic music that evokes a kind of timeless flow. It's not a Glastonbury of any particular vintage, but rather a continuum of experiences that have occurred on this sacred ground.

Full Review… | February 22, 2007
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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