Festival Express Reviews

September 7, 2011
August 14, 2007
June 21, 2007
Man, what were they smoking? Oh, yeah, right. That.
March 5, 2005
February 1, 2005
A good snapshot of an earlier, simpler, more innocent time that seems now even longer ago than it was.
November 20, 2004
It's touching to see rock stars in such a raw, uncommercial state. And the film, shot on rich-grained 16 mm, has none of the hyper, fast-cutting style of contemporary concert videos.
November 17, 2004
The music was fabulous--a reason enough to cherish this first-rate documentary.
November 7, 2004
ultimately feels a little like warm leftovers
November 4, 2004
Both drive-thru snapshot travelogue of nomad alternative culture, and one-of-a-kind caught moments of intimate jam sessions.
October 19, 2004
It captures a pure moment in time when musical hearts and minds beat as one, when musicians of all stripes came together to work and play hard and leave behind one damn fine-looking corpse.
October 8, 2004
Divided between time-capsule concert footage ... and backward-glancing interviews - alas, not enough of the former and too much of the latter.
October 8, 2004
A very well-assembled piece.
September 24, 2004
A fascinating, tuneful excursion into the Woodstock Nation, circa 1970.
September 24, 2004
A rock 'n' roll time capsule that may be the final, great chronicle of the musical brilliance of the late 1960s.
September 23, 2004
A remarkable cultural document that captures the circus-like atmosphere and the raw and immediate quality of the performances.
September 23, 2004
From the moment Joplin announces her arrival in the film she holds you rapt under her spell.
September 23, 2004
Joplin lets loose a version of 'Cry Baby' that should stand as one of the great performances in any concert film.
September 13, 2004
With her whiskey-marinated, desperate-for-love, full-tilt blooz mama wildcat yowl still intact, Janis Joplin is the best thing about this film...
September 10, 2004
September 9, 2004
A time of innocence and hope was rolling away like a train leaving the station, and "Festival Express" gives it a fond farewell.