Lambert & Stamp Reviews

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May 21, 2015
Opens the window on a pivotal time in 1960s (and early 1970s) pop culture.
May 15, 2015
Turns out the two men who discovered The Who aren't as interesting as The Who.
May 15, 2015
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 14, 2015
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
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
In many ways, Lambert & Stamp is the ultimate mismatched buddy movie. The difference is, this vivid, fascinating documentary is true.
May 14, 2015
A rockumentary with a better story than most, and a better way of telling it.
May 8, 2015
You might call this a business story. But I call it a love story, and I think director Cooper might, too.
May 7, 2015
Who fans will be this film's biggest audience, but the storytelling is limited by the fact that Lambert died in 1981 (of alcohol and drug abuse).
May 7, 2015
The two fellows who managed the Who aren't so well known, but what they represent about their era - and the extent to which they documented it - makes "Lambert & Stamp" the cinematic equivalent of an ambitious double album.
April 30, 2015
From this vantage point, what's most miraculous is that, almost by accident, Lambert and Stamp corralled the chaos of four unsightly, sulky talents and fashioned it into something for the ages.
April 30, 2015
Lambert and Stamp played a crucial, heretofore largely hidden, role in shaping pop-culture history - not to mention the noisy, visceral, rebellious zeitgeist of th-th-th-their generation.
April 23, 2015
The film is fascinating in its exploration of the give-and-take between art and commerce.
April 9, 2015
A vital and untethered account of one of the prime bands of its era, along with a revealing portrait of that era.
April 3, 2015
For all the Who's flamboyance and rock-god excess, the more fascinating story behind them may well have been that of Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp ...
April 3, 2015
A sharply crafted, highly entertaining portrait of two young Londoners who made their names and fortunes by managing a fledgling band called the High Numbers, who became The Who.
April 3, 2015
The band's first managers take center stage in this fascinating time capsule of swinging '60s London: Kit Lambert was a blue blood with a dizzying musical IQ; Chris Stamp had the Carnaby Street flash.
April 2, 2015
Although Lambert .. died in 1981, his presence is felt in the rich archival footage and the perceptive on-screen accounts that compellingly demonstrate the alchemy that can transpire when kismet and perseverance intersect ...
April 2, 2015
There is enough archival footage to make you feel as if you were there, or at least sorry that you missed it all.
Top Critic
April 2, 2015
They weren't much to look at, but with a little backstage help, they saw for miles. Lambert & Stamp never makes it so far, but it's an admirable addendum to rock history.
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