Lambert & Stamp


Lambert & Stamp

Critics Consensus

A sharp accounting of an era framed through the early adventures of the Who and the managers who helped make them famous, Lambert & Stamp should prove fascinating for fans and novices alike.



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Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to search for a subject for their underground movie, leading them to discover, mentor, and manage the iconic band known as The Who and create rock 'n' roll history.

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Critic Reviews for Lambert & Stamp

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (66) | Rotten (8)

  • Opens the window on a pivotal time in 1960s (and early 1970s) pop culture.

    May 21, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Turns out the two men who discovered The Who aren't as interesting as The Who.

    May 15, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Lambert and Stamp are at least a bit fascinating, or at least somewhat interesting. But this film runs nearly two hours. They are at best an hour-and-a-half's worth of interesting.

    May 15, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • Lambert & Stamp is at its best when it chronicles the high-wire act of the band's early years, as the pair guided the band through ever-greater levels of success.

    May 14, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • An engrossing business story that approaches the band as a showbiz concern, recognizing the two managers as full creative partners and probing their relationships with the fractious musicians.

    May 14, 2015 | Full Review…
  • In many ways, Lambert & Stamp is the ultimate mismatched buddy movie. The difference is, this vivid, fascinating documentary is true.

    May 14, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lambert & Stamp

  • May 08, 2015
    A wonderful explosion of film about the early days of the Who . Stamp and Lambert picked a great band to showcase in their film and their fans will forever be rewarded by their efforts by seeing their heroes in their prime.
    John B Super Reviewer

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