A Decade Under the Influence Reviews

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.
May 5, 2003
Should be required viewing not only for all film students but also for everyone working on an executive level in the current studio system.
April 30, 2003
Savvy, detailed, altogether yeasty piece of nostalgia.
April 25, 2003
Christie speaks with passionate insight, Bogdanovich, Friedkin and Dennis Hopper say things you may not have heard before, and Dern is an unrelenting delight.
April 25, 2003
An almost sublimely perfect summary of a golden era.
April 25, 2003
It does little but reinforce the romantic notions about 70's filmmaking that seem to have taken root among the current generation of Hollywood's young Turks.
April 25, 2003
The decade under discussion in this enjoyable documentary is the 1970s, a period that changed Hollywood forever.
April 22, 2003
It's so reverentially heavy-handed in evoking the era that it can't help playing like Forrest Gump without Tom Hanks.