On the Road (2016)



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On The Road followed the band on tour and is described as a "refreshingly unusual" tour film. "Michael Winterbottom joined the band on the road, capturing 16 different gigs and daily life backstage. Winterbottom's resulting tour film - which records the tour from the point of view of a new member of their crew - is a refreshingly unusual one with unexpected twists; it reveals the relentless, sometimes unglamorous graft of playing live, night after night. But the film also mesmerises, offering a structure that reveals more, at every stop on the road."

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

This isn't a story of rock 'n' roll bad behaviour or larger than life characters, and in some ways that's refreshing.

Oct 6, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Even its most audacious device - the undifferentiated braiding of pure documentary and narrative footage - feels a tad old hat relative to newer hybrid forms in nonfiction filmmaking.

Feb 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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The dramatic elements seem awkwardly soldered on to the narrative, as if the director couldn't make up his mind what sort of film to make, and opted to have his cake and eat it, without ever really savouring either experience.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Occasionally a delightfully intimate filmic device, it soon wears thin and will frustrate Wolf Alice fans since the band mainly waft about in the background.

Oct 11, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This doesn't shake up the usual practices of Winterbottom films - in that context, the casual style is thoroughly familiar - but it does yield a movie that might appeal to lovers of the rock ethos in general.

Oct 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The love story pads out the running time to a baggy two hours; fans of the band might prefer to see them On the Stage instead.

Oct 8, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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