U2: Rattle and Hum (1988)




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This excellent documentary follows the Irish group U2 on their concert tour of the United States in support of their seventh album Joshua Tree. The politically involved rock quartet sets their sights on American musical influences, previously ignored. They quickly immerse themselves in the musical culture with a recording session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. Four tracks were recorded that ended up on their next record appropriately called Rattle And Hum. Blues Legend B.B.King adds … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
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On DVD: Nov 23, 1999
Paramount Home Video

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Critic Reviews for U2: Rattle and Hum

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New York Times
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Washington Post
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Among the best concert films ever.

December 14, 2006
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Nicely shot if not terribly innovative concert film.

December 14, 2004
Nitrate Online

Audience Reviews for U2: Rattle and Hum

This is fabulous. Beautifully recorded. With or Without You and it's subtle amazing colors brings me to my knees every single time without fail. I love their commentary, love the renditions. I watch this on my iPod before bed quite often. Never fails to make me happy.

Jennifer D

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I love U2.Since the 80īs till now they still original and good!This movie(made for theaters) was filmed by the great director Phil Joanou in part in glorious black and white, and in the end, some shots in colour, like a revelation.Not only a documentary of a tour, this movie takes a snapshot of th Joshua Tree era.I

Andre Tavares Simoni

Super Reviewer


One of U2's most underappreciated albums from the band's golden era, unfortunately, is also U2 at its most unbearably preachy and self-absorbed. The film doesn't reinvent the concert-doc wheel, but it does offer a wealth of awesome movie and an interesting insight into U2's "Joshua Tree" to "Achtung Baby" transition period. A must-see for U2 fans.

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