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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Proves less a revelation than a confirmation that these performers -- who are joined on various stops by bluesman Buddy Guy, Ian and Sylvia's post-folkie incarnation as Great Speckled Bird, and others -- were everything they were cracked up to be.
Despite being filmed on ancient Arriflex cameras, and recorded under difficult circumstances, the performances are as good as any you'd hear today, and far better than most other concert films from rock's early days.
Joplin, showing why her live performances became so legendary, cocktail- shakes her musical ferocity with her touching vulnerability and scorches the orchestra seats with a blast of regurgitated Bessie Smith.
Although their on-board antics are mighty entertaining, it's the extraordinary performances -- including Joplin's historic, heart-rending 'Cry Baby' -- that lift this movie into the cannon of classic festival films.