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Monterey Pop Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
May 28, 2003
The historical festival is forever young on DVD, and the format allows for tons of archival footage... and what's better than new stuff?
| Original Score: 89/100
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 12, 2010
Plays today like a dry run for 1970's Woodstock and Gimme Shelter, without the epic scope of the former or the Dionysian drama of the latter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 8, 2008
| Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
July 13, 2007
Next to Woodstock, this is an excellent glimpse into the sixties and the musical experience, with great performances from rock legends.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 28, 2009
D.A. Pennebaker's great concert film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
September 21, 2009
... a concert film as a cinema vérité documentary, a little shaggy, a little low-fi, up close and intimate and very much in tune with the audience basking in the joy of the music...
Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com
April 8, 2006
...a beatific 79-minute document that set out to catch the look, the feel, and especially the sounds of a seminal moment in American popular culture.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
April 13, 2005
Woodstock is more famous, Altamont more notorious, but the June 1967 Monterey Pop Festival was the first great coming together of the tribes of the rock 'n' roll generation.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
November 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rachel Gordon
Filmcritic.com
August 24, 2001
an affectionate glimpse of the music that influenced our parents to be hippies
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The film possesses a quality of nostalgia beyond the fact that it was made way back in 1967.
Top Critic
Renata Adler
New York Times
May 9, 2005
It is possible that the way to a new kind of musical -- using some of the talent and energy of what is still the most lively contemporary medium -- may begin with just this kind of musical performance documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 20, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
October 3, 2006
From that mix of cultural revolution, undeniable talent, and stage-managed hype came Monterey Pop, the first in a cycle of widely-released, mass-audience 'rockumentaries.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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