A Decade Under the Influence Reviews

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June 5, 2003
It's as if we're watching the equivalent of a VH1 special edited for an in-flight movie.
May 30, 2003
Unlike many documentaries about movies, it's neither underfunded nor perfunctory, but thoughtful and bracing.
May 29, 2003
Leaves us to wonder whether ever again will so many creative free spirits move into the mainstream in such numbers and with such success.
May 29, 2003
What's missing is anything resembling a point of view ... or the slightest sense of critical discrimination.
May 23, 2003
It's gratifying and exhilarating enough -- the movie's a foolproof greatest-hits clips package. But Christie is its major coup.
May 8, 2003
Here's a fireball documentary about the 1970s, when filmmakers were stoked by sex, drugs, rock and, oh, yeah, social conscience.
June 2, 2009
This is a must-see documentary for any film lover.
December 30, 2006
May 27, 2006
Demme and LaGravenese are just as happy to let the directors bask in their past glories and reminisce about those crazy days.
September 13, 2005
August 19, 2003
August 7, 2003
It's illuminating and nostalgic and for anyone who lined up for American movies in that bygone golden age.
June 19, 2003
...less of a serious, insightful documentary and more of a nostalgic love letter.
June 6, 2003
The past is so bright here, co-directors Richard LaGravenese and the late Ted Demme must have worn shades.
May 30, 2003
Succeeds as both a primer for newcomers and as eye candy for established film fans.
May 30, 2003
Fitfully interesting in its own right, but more useful as a device to point you toward checking out the original source material.
May 25, 2003
A breezy but incomplete valentine to the most fertile period in American film
May 22, 2003
When Coppola bellyaches you want to ask, Hey buddy, who forced the studios to give up on radical filmmakers by going insanely overbudget and past schedule with Apocalypse Now?
May 19, 2003
an entertaining introduction of the "auteur directors" that emerged from 1968 to 1978
May 5, 2003
The combination of access to so many of the era's players ... plus the entertaining clips and wise commentary into a unique period of cinema history, make Decade a pleasure to experience.
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