Lambert & Stamp Reviews

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April 5, 2019
Absolutely essential viewing for aficionados of the band, and a captivating couple of hours for everyone else.
March 14, 2019
The generosity of Daltrey and Townshend show to their old friends is heartwarming, and despite the film's abrasive, raucous aesthetic, there's a tenderness to it that creeps up on you unexpectedly.
December 14, 2018
In the documentary LAMBERT & STAMP, we follow the unlikely partnership of Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, who accidentally inspired a generation by nurturing one of the great rock bands of the 20th century, The Who.
November 20, 2017
As much about the ethos of The Who and how it evolved as it is about their managers, Lambert & Stamp is essential for anyone with a passing interest in the band and the era in which they were at their prime.
May 12, 2016
Cooper's cinematic scrapbook captures a relentless whirlwind of explosive rock history, in which a non-linear narrative and slick cinematography rollicks furiously through the decades, rooting the audience directly in the band's volcanic timeline.
January 1, 2016
Though it's not just for Who fans, those well-versed in the band will enjoy picking out some of the more obscure, copyright-friendly songs used in the appropriately loud soundtrack.
December 18, 2015
Lambert played an essential role in encouraging Pete Townshend's songwriting, which is an important tidbit, but most of the info here won't be new to Who fans. That early footage, on the other hand, is documentary gold.
August 21, 2015
"A fresh and invigorating film that avoids many of the clichés of the 'rockumentary.'"
June 24, 2015
Cinematographer James D. Cooper makes his directorial debut with this entertaining, if incomplete, account of how the six men made it together as far as the creation of the rock opera Tommy before self- destructing.
June 21, 2015
I did not think a documentary about The Who could possibly surprise me.
June 20, 2015
Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were part of London's '60s rock scene, though not as performers but as managers, promoters, producers, and mentors.
June 3, 2015
Overall, "Lambert & Stamp" is a fascinating documentary of two men, one of the great rock bands and a moment in time.
May 29, 2015
The film does go on at least 20 minutes too long and requires the viewer to take The Who's laughable excesses - notably the vainglorious Tommy - more seriously than they deserve.
May 25, 2015
An entertaining portrait of the two colorful impresarios who more or less discovered and nurtured The Who as the band evolved from the underground darling of the Mod subculture into an international arena rock powerhouse.
May 22, 2015
True Who fans know these stories, but will be happy to hear them again anyway thanks to relatively new interviews with the likes of Townshend and Daltrey.
May 21, 2015
Opens the window on a pivotal time in 1960s (and early 1970s) pop culture.
May 17, 2015
In modern film there's a genre that is original, bracing, and meaningful.
May 17, 2015
There are candid interviews from Stamp, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey and pleasurable acres of archival footage.
May 15, 2015
The story of these two make-it-up-as-you-go-along chancers is as fascinating as it is unbelievable.
May 14, 2015
This offers an often fascinating insider's view of the Who from those who put them on the path to fame.
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