Pearl Jam Twenty Reviews

October 27, 2011
It is a huge missed opportunity on Crowe's part. In his attempt to show the best traits of a band he is obviously very enamored with, he's wound up with a pretty lackluster film.
September 23, 2011
Crowe has assembled some top-drawer ephemera -- old show posters, home movies, and candid backstage footage -- but he overestimates his audience's patience for present-day talking-head interviews.
September 23, 2011
If only it was about something other than rockers almost irked they got famous.
September 23, 2011
In a better film, Crowe would have played journalist instead of fan boy.
September 21, 2011
Cameron Crowe's chronicle of the Seattle grunge quintet's first two decades is undeniably thorough - even offshoot Temple of the Dog gets the spotlight - but it's also weirdly self-aggrandizing.
September 20, 2011
Perhaps Pearl Jam's arc too closely resembles Crowe's own, and he can't see what's so uniquely poignant about dimmed but enduring stars.
September 20, 2011
Crowe, a former Rolling Stone reporter, wastes unprecedented access to one of modern rock's most private, compelling and enigmatic acts to create little more than a promotional video for Pearl Jam's non-stop tours.
September 14, 2011
PJ is far from the key band of its moment (and where's that movie?), resulting in a doc that feels padded.
September 11, 2011
A deadly combination of fanboy, friend, and Richie Cunningham, Crowe has zero objectivity about the band