Crossfire Hurricane (2012)
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This history of the Rolling Stones features archival footage of the British rock-and-roll giant's 1960s performances, interviews with the group's members, and clips of other documentaries about the band, including Gimme Shelter (1970) and Shine a Light (2008). ~ Joe Friedrich, Rovi
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Mick Jagger and Keith Richards aren't afraid to keep it real. Both show some interesting insights into their success, with Jagger revealing how he portrays a different character for each of the band's singles.
This tribute to the Rolling Stones offers a blizzard of archive material nimbly sutured together with interviews with the Stones themselves, making this a succinct, officially sanctioned but not necessarily fawning history of the band.
Crossfire Hurricane, a new documentary on the first 15 years of the Rolling Stones, has passages where it lives up to the title's promise. It has other passages where it's more like a mild breeze.
he music, at least, has remained unruly. They may be an institution, but they remain just crummy enough to keep from ever seeming slick.
Hurricane is a whirling impressionistic painting of the band, beautifully conveying the energy, drive and genius of the Stones, more or less chronologically within the basic flashback structure.
You can almost track the arc of the Stones by studying how Jagger's face evolves over the course of the movie.
If you're expecting a comprehensive chronological cataloging of the Stones and all their exploits, prepare to be sorely disappointed.
If Crossfire Hurricane doesn't offer much that's new, or tell a spellbinding story along the way, it still vividly captures how they became legends in the first place.
Stones completists may feel sated, but the idly inquisitive would do best to steer clear.
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