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Coachella Reviews

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Collin Souter
June 11, 2006
A well-made, if insignificant, film about a well-managed, significant music festival.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Patrick MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 9, 2006
Captures the fun, beauty and excitement of the annual summertime rock festival of the same name.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Macias
Sacramento Bee
April 7, 2006
Captures some musical moments that are worth the price of admission and a box of popcorn, such as the Mars Volta going buck wild or the Pixies' triumphant showing in 2004.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 6, 2006
"Coachella" is an eminently worthy snapshot for contemporary music fans, not just of the festival but of the best in modern music
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Siran Babayan
L.A. Weekly
March 9, 2006
Just as SoCal was ripe for a multigenre, Euro-style music festival, so was Coachella ready for a documentary that captured the euphoric excitement of watching live bands and dancing to pulsating electronica in a sweaty, glow-stick-lit tent.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
February 7, 2006
Though the acts don't have the heft required for concert-film greatness, they do comprise a sort of screen capture of the decade's musical movement.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dennis Harvey
January 25, 2006
An excellent overview of the ambiance and showcased talent at arguably the best annual U.S. rock festival ...
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Aidin Vaziri
San Francisco Chronicle
January 25, 2006
Unlike D.A. Pennebaker's great concert documentaries such as Monterey Pop and Don't Look Back, Coachella doesn't quite capture the stretches of tedium and fits of excitement that come with actually being at an event like this ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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