My Generation (2017)



Critic Consensus: My Generation uses one man's perspective to inform a time-capsule overview of 1960s London that should charm audiences of all ages and persuasions.


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British film icon Michael Caine narrates and stars in My Generation, the vivid and inspiring story of his personal journey through 1960s London. Based on personal accounts and stunning archive footage, this feature-length documentary film sees Caine travel back in time to talk to The Beatles, Twiggy, David Bailey, Mary Quant, The Rolling Stones, David Hockney and other star names. The film has been painstakingly assembled over the last six years to tell the story of the birth of pop culture in London, through the eyes of the young Michael Caine: For the first time in history the young working class stood up for ourselves and said: Were here, this is our society and were not going away!

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Critic Reviews for My Generation

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (4)

The film wisely resists the standard documentary technique of stringing together a series of talking heads - no small temptation, given the famous people rounded up for reminiscing.

Sep 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There's a tremendous amount of pleasure to be had in David Batty's "My Generation," a sloppy wet kiss to Michael Caine and British youth culture of the 1960s.

Oct 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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The longer the doc goes on, the more it sacrifices depth for frenetic overload, with too little in the way of insightful analysis to shed fresh perspective on the Swinging London years.

Sep 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Thumbnail sketches of Pirate Radio, the Pill, London fashion and photography whiz by in a rush. It often comes off like a telly advert, but an expertly made one.

Sep 5, 2017 | Full Review…

A rampant and racy portrait of a time full of opportunity and hope.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The documentary uses as backdrop all the tried and tested Sixties pop songs, but there was so much more. Where did it all go wrong, he says, and My Generation is still a good start in trying to find out.

Oct 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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