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Does a great job of recreating the time, place and people that came together to make something magical in the middle of the summer of 1969.
| Original Score: 3/5
A valentine to America.
A ham-handed attempt to indicate the oncoming tragedy of Altamont ends the film with a touch of contrivance, but it's the only sour note in an otherwise flawless film.
Amazing that Ang Lee can make such a listless movie about arguably one of the most high energy times in recent history.
An interesting idea, but it doesn't really have much to capitalize on outside of the authentic period reproduction.
| Original Score: 5/10
Watch carefully as the film tries to ramrod too many themes, invoking split-screen technique, and see if you can identify how often self-indulgence is confused for enlightenment.
| Original Score: C-
Não se revela particularmente interessante ou minimamente revelador no que diz respeito à natureza de Woodstock ou do próprio protagonista.
| Original Score: 2/5
A minor work from Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee that is enjoyable but ultimately underwhelming.
This may be a minor movie, but it displays the hallmarks of a major talent.
| Original Score: 4/5
Achieves the highly improbable by making one of the most exciting events of the 1960s look really boring.
A rare misfire for the usually reliable Lee.
Taking Woodstock is entertaining, funny but also very slight film. Unlike the real Woodstock, it won't change lives or burn in the memory.
his is by no means a terrible film, but from a filmmaker as exceptional as Ang Lee it's a rare disappointment.
Taking Woodstock will leave the unstoned cold and won't have anyone aching for those legendary 'three days of peace and music' that wasn't there in the first place.
Some will revel in it, but (younger) viewers may find Taking Woodstock old hat.
Ang Lee's latest dissection of the American dream is one of his most complex and even most deceptively subversive films.
Their roles are played largely for easy laughs in James Schamus's script, which meanders in an echo of the freewheeling vibe of peace and love.
Undermining the entire snooze-fest is Lee and Schamus's sentimental, clichéd view of Woodstock as the last flowering of hippie innocence.
| Original Score: 1/5
Ang Lee's attempt to put the Swinging Sixties on the screen with love, respect and a dash of humour is a distinct disappointment.
If this is Brokeback Mountain director Ang Lee's attempt at comedy he should stick to heavy drama.